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  1. #1

    Hardware analyzer app

    Hi all. A local government surplus store has a number of PCs for sale running Linux (Ubuntu I believe). I am only casually familiar with Linux, so I'm seeking advice. Is there an application (x86 binary) that will report information on the hardware, such as CPU type, CPU speed, physical RAM, HDD capacity, video card (including onboard RAM), etc? I want something I can stick on a USB drive, pop into each machine and run to verify / determine the hardware specs.

    Different machines may be running different distributions, so something as portable as possible (thus not GUI based) would be preferable.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums!

    If you want to use something already on the machine(s), you might be able to get all the info you need and more with the dmidecode command:

    dmidecode | more
    You might be able to run that from a liveCD, or a liveUSB drive, but I've never tried it.

  3. #3
    Thanks. So this command is pretty ubiquitous then?


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