[SATLUG] how can I check the hardware in Hardy

Robert Pearson e2eiod at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 01:16:34 CDT 2008


On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 6:08 PM, John Pappas <j at jvpappas.net> wrote:
> OpenSuse does not bundle `lshw`, nor does it appear that any standard repo
> has it available (WebPin: http://packages.opensuse-community.org/).
>
> >From http://ezix.org/project/wiki/HardwareLiSter:
>
> Mandriva Linux <http://www.mandrivalinux.org/> includes lshw as a standard
> package.
> Gentoo Linux <http://www.gentoo.org/> also
> bundles<http://packages.gentoo.org/search/?sstring=lshw>
> lshw.
> Debian <http://www.debian.org/> packages are
> available<http://packages.debian.org/lshw>for many platforms.
> Fedora <http://fedoraproject.org/> now includes lshw:
>
> $ sudo yum install lshw lshw-gui
>
> to install lshw and its GUI.
>
> Slackware <http://www.slackware.com/> packages are maintained by Marco
> Antonio Frias and available on
> LinuxPackages<http://www.linuxpackages.net/pkg_details.php?id=11703>
>
> Pre-compiled RPMs for RedHat Linux (7.x & 9), RedHat Enterprise Linux (2 &
> 3) and Fedora Core (1, 2 & 3) are available from Dag Wieers'
> repository<http://dag.wieers.com/packages/lshw/>.
>
> HTH,
> jp
>
> On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 16:12, Geoff <geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:
>
>> tsuehpsyde wrote:
>> > It is it's own package. apt-get install lshw ;)
>> >
>> > apt-cache search lshw
>> > lshw-gtk - information about hardware configuration
>> > lshw - information about hardware configuration
>> >
>> >
>> >> What package is lshw included in?  It's not in _openSuSE 10.3_
>> >>
>>
>>
>> apt-get isn't in openSuSE 10.3 (at least on -my- system.  However, that
>> doesn't mean apt-* won't work on SuSE, as I've heard people talk about)
>>
>>
>> --

openSUSE uses "hwinfo" which seems to me to be a better tool than lshw.
Synaptic Package Manager shows "hwinfo" available for Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.04.
I would install "hwinfo" instead of "lshw" any day.

Robert


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