Any reliable hardware/system info tool for Linux ?

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    I ran lshw:- sudo lshw -html > my_hardware.html but it is not particularly good as it incorrectly reports my memory as DDR2 instead of DDR3.
    Hardinfo is quite nice but does not state the type of memory at all and only reports on one of the CPU core temperatures instead of all 4 (Quad Core) - no problem with Gkrellm in this regard.

    Maybe there is something à la Aida/Everest for Linux that I don't know about ?
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Try dmidecode.
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    Thanks. Still DDR2 - but I have CorsairXMS3 DDR3. :)
    Not to worry - am grateful for the command. I suppose that's just how it is (like so many
    things in life .. :D )
    Handle 0x002E, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
    Memory Device
    Array Handle: 0x002C
    Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    Total Width: 64 bits
    Data Width: 64 bits
    Size: 2048 MB
    Form Factor: DIMM
    Set: None
    Locator: DIMM0
    Bank Locator: BANK0
    Type: DDR2
    Type Detail: Synchronous
    Speed: 1333 MHz (0.8 ns)
    Manufacturer: Manufacturer0
    Serial Number: SerNum0
    Asset Tag: AssetTagNum0
    Part Number: PartNum0
     
  4. Mrkvonic

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    Does your mobo support ddr3?
    Mrk
     
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    Both Everest and Sandra work under Wine.
     
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    Then it might need updating. Check "tickets against" and note the specifics for filing a bug report.
     
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    Good Man. Progress rolls with input!
     
  11. chinook9

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    After reading this thread I decided to install dmidecode on this Linux Mint box only to find that Package Manager reports that it is already installed.

    I couldn't find anything resembling dmidecode in Applications or Control Center so I reinstalled it but I still can't find it.

    Where should I find dmidecode in Linux Mint and what is it called?
     
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    Just type in terminal:- sudo dmidecode > hware.txt
     
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    Thanks for the reply. This is what I typed in the terminal and the response I received.


    chinook9@chinook9-desktop ~ $ sudo dmidecode > hware.txt
    [sudo] password for chinook9:
    chinook9@chinook9-desktop ~ $ sudo dmidecode > hware.txt
    chinook9@chinook9-desktop ~ $


    I am a beginner with Linux and Mint rarely requires use of the terminal so I may be messing something up.
     
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    The hware.txt file is probably in your /home directory. :)
     
  15. wat0114

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    Confirmed :)
     
  16. chinook9

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    Ocky and wat0114. Thank you!

    It was there!

    Thank you very much. I would never have thought to look there.
     
  17. wat0114

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    All credit goes to Ocky because I had no idea about this command and where the text ends up ;) I'm in the same boat as you, chinook; a beginner at Linux :)
     
  18. GlobalForce

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    The > pipes output to the current directory - in this case the logged in users home: ~/
     
  19. wat0114

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    Alright, got it. I'll make some sense of this terminal syntax one of these days. First I need to wean myself from the mouse dependency :D
     
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    That is, unless ;) specified.
     
  21. wat0114

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    Right, so a few fumblings later and I figured it out as eg: sudo dmidecode > Documents/hware.txt ...puts it in the Documents folder.
     
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