[SATLUG] Check for memory type

Brian McKinney mckinneyb at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 10:32:27 CDT 2008

lshw is not on some distributions by default.  I know it's on newer versions
of ubuntu, but it wasn't on a 6.10 server at work.  Try installing it from
rpm if your using fedora..



On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 10:25 AM, gboswell <gboswell at cis.sac.accd.edu>wrote:

>> 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.
> Thanks
> Boz
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