Hardware detection

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This article lists and describes several utilities used to detect 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.

See also