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dmidecode (DMI table decoder) is software that reports information about a system's hardware as described in SMBIOS. It is useful to determine information captured on motherboard's System Management BIOS. Information can contain manufacturer, module number, serial number, base board model, etc.


USE flags

USE flags for sys-apps/dmidecode DMI (Desktop Management Interface) table related utilities

selinux !!internal use only!! Security Enhanced Linux support, this must be set by the selinux profile or breakage will occur


root #emerge --ask sys-apps/dmidecode


Get system serial number

If the serial number tag is set in the DMI table, it can be extracted using the following command:

root #dmidecode -s system-serial-number

See also