[SATLUG] Check for memory type

gboswell gboswell at cis.sac.accd.edu
Sat Sep 13 10:25:41 CDT 2008

> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Check for memory type
> To: satlug at satlug.org
> Message-ID: <200809112335.37773.tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org>
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> On Monday 08 September 2008 04:43:11 pm pixelnate at gmail.com wrote:
>> > This may sound like a stupid question, but is there any way to tell
>> > whether my machine uses 5300 0r 6400 ram? I tried looking in the System
>> > Monitor but all it told me was that I had 2Gb, not which speed it uses.
> try "lshw |grep -A10 bank:"
> Tweeks
I confess I have not been following this thread closely but when I 
tried, as root,  lshw on my fc8 and centos I get command not found. Is 
that command in a update or special download  or  are  we  talking  a  
completely  different  linux  distro.  I know  don't ask  questions if 
you haven't  been  following the  thread....... Well  I went back and  
read the thread and in fc8  demidecode  does  work but not in centos 5
> [root at localhost ~]# lshw
> -bash: lshw: command not found
> [root at localhost ~]# uname -a
> Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5 #1 SMP Wed Jun 25 
> 13:49:24 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> [root at localhost ~]# demidecode
> -bash: demidecode: command not found
> [root at localhost ~]# 
I thought centos was a RHEL equal. I guess that is what I get for thinking.

I could not find either in the FC4 I have running on another box so it 
maybe there is a package or set of packages that needed to install that 
include these and similar commands. By chance anyone know which ones or 
the set. I can yum/rpm each command but since I do install the hardware 
admin in the selection of packages in the install I'm troubled as to 
what am I not including that has such awesome capabilties.


Glenn Boswell "Boz"      gboswell at mail.accd.edu
gboswell at cis.sac.accd.edu {class related}
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