Dmidecode

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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.

Installation

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

Emerge

root #emerge --ask sys-apps/dmidecode

Usage

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

  • Lshw — a hardware detection utility for Linux.
  • Lspci — contains various utilities dealing with the PCI bus (primarily lspci).
  • Lsusb — a collection various utilities for querying the the Universal Serial Bus (USB).