[SATLUG] Need more resolution choices

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Sat Sep 27 04:59:39 CDT 2008


Ed and Lou,

thanks for pointing out the availability of lshw. I installed it on
my slackware box, it provides a very complete listing, very nice!

-Borries
> 
> Borries Demeler wrote:
> > [...]
> >
> > I don't know about Ed's suggestion to run lshw, this command doesn't
> > exist on my system, maybe it is something Ubuntu specific. The standard
> > command for finding out what hardware is installed on your computer,
> > including the video card, is "lspci". Run this as root from the command
> > line and look for the line that lists the VGA/Video adaptor. Make a note
> > of the make and model and go to the manufacturer's website to get the latest driver 
> > for it.
> >   
> lshw, or List Hardware, is debian specific (includes Ubuntu), lists all
> hardware on-board via the command line, and can be installed via
> Synaptic.  lspci, or List PCI only covers PCI hardware.  Both have
> in-dept man pages desctiptions, including the switches and protocols.
> 
> hardinfo can also be installed from synaptic.  hardinfo, entered on the
> command line, pops up a gui that provides all kinds of system hardware
> information in an easily readable format.
> 
> You can also download and install a package from SourceForge called SysInfo.
> 
> Cheers;
> Ed
> 
> 
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