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Watch your BIOS settings with dmdeicode and biosdecode

Feb 08, 2011, 21:04 (1 Talkback[s])

"The Desktop Management Interface (DMI) generates a standard framework for managing and tracking components in a desktop, notebook or server components , by abstracting these components from the software that manages them. Modern mother boards are compatible with this standard. For a lay user it means that the BIOS settings can be watched from your OS. DMI standards are published by Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) into desktop-management standards. They also provide a related standard named SMBIOS (System Management BIOS ).

"On linux systems , you can watch various system parameters using dmidecode command. You have to be superuser to display dmi information.


"As you run it, dmidecode will try to locate the DMI table. It will print a long list of information. A sample entry is shown below."

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