Getting know a hardware of your Linux box
Apr 16, 2010, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])
"When you buy a new PC, laptop or server and install a Linux you
want to know what hardware is actually in the Linux box and more
importantly which piece of hardware is supported by the kernel out
of the box and which needs special tweaking with modules to get it
work. Here is a list of commands which should help you to
troubleshoot your hardware and find some information about it. This
is not a ultimate troubleshooting guide but certainly will serve as
a good starting point.
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
"Is my processor using 32 or 64 bit instruction set:
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep flags | grep lm
"if you get some output you have 64 bit if no output is
presented you are using 32 or even 16 bit CPU. NOTE: grep command
looks for lm flag.
"What hardware is in my Linux box:"