Get information about your computer hardware with Linux.

Posted: May 17, 2015. At: 8:40 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 8184
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Get information about installed hardware with these commands

This command will print the make and model of your motherboard.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dmidecode -t baseboard
[sudo] password for jason: 
# dmidecode 2.12
SMBIOS 2.4 present.
 
Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 8 bytes
Base Board Information
	Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
	Product Name: H55-USB3
	Version: x.x
	Serial Number:

To get information about your network hardware use lshw. The sudo lshw -class network command will give you the required information.

ubuntu ~ $ sudo lshw -class network
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       physical id: 1
       logical name: eth0
       serial: 06:d6:3a:a8:82:13
       capabilities: ethernet physical
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=vif ip=172.31.20.16 link=yes multicast=yes

This one-liner will return just the interface MAC address.

ubuntu ~ $ sudo lshw -class network | grep serial
       serial: 06:d6:3a:a8:82:13

The lspci command will return a simple listing of computer hardware. This is a quick way to see what you have in a system.

ubuntu ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma] (rev 02)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II]
00:01.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]
00:01.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Cirrus Logic GD 5446
00:03.0 Unassigned class [ff80]: XenSource, Inc. Xen Platform Device (rev 01)

And finally, to get information about your installed CPU, use the lscpu command.

ubuntu ~ $ lscpu
Architecture:          x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:            Little Endian
CPU(s):                1
On-line CPU(s) list:   0
Thread(s) per core:    1
Core(s) per socket:    1
Socket(s):             1
NUMA node(s):          1
Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
CPU family:            6
Model:                 62
Stepping:              4
CPU MHz:               2500.110
BogoMIPS:              5000.22
Hypervisor vendor:     Xen
Virtualization type:   full
L1d cache:             32K
L1i cache:             32K
L2 cache:              256K
L3 cache:              25600K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0

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