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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.

#dmidecode

"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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