Hardware detection

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This article lists and describes utilities used to detect and provide information on hardware. See the respective article for additional details on each utility.

Available software

Utility Package Description
dmidecode sys-apps/dmidecode DMI (Desktop Management Interface) table related utilities
hdparm sys-apps/hdparm hdparm is a command line utility to set and view ATA & SATA hard disk drive hardware parameters.
hwinfo sys-apps/hwinfo The hardware detection utility of OpenSUSE.
hw-probe sys-apps/hw-probe Probe for hardware, check its operability and upload result to the Linux hardware DB: https://linux-hardware.org
inxi sys-apps/inxi A system information script for IRC and system administrators.
libinput list-devices dev-libs/libinput list local devices as recognized by libinput
lpinfo net-print/cups Lists all printers and the available drivers (.ppd files).
lsinput sys-apps/input-utils Small collection of linux input layer utils
lshw sys-apps/lshw Generates a structured list of detected hardware and their features.
lspci sys-apps/pciutils Includes command-line tools for identifying PCI system hardware.
lsusb sys-apps/usbutils Includes command-line tools for identifying USB system hardware.
i2cdetect sys-apps/i2c-tools I2C tools for bus probing, chip dumping, register-level access helpers, EEPROM decoding, and more.
sensors-detect sys-apps/lm-sensors Detects temperature sensors
Scan modem Not applicable scanModem.sh is a script used for finding suited driver for connected modems.

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