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
hwinfo sys-apps/hwinfo The hardware detection utility of OpenSUSE.
inxi sys-apps/inxi A system information script for IRC and system administrators.
lpinfo net-print/cups Lists all printers and the used drivers (via CUPS).
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.
lsi2c sys-apps/i2c-tools I2C tools for bus probing, chip dumping, register-level access helpers, EEPROM decoding, and more.
Scan modem Not applicable scanModem.sh is a script used for finding suited driver for connected modems.
hdparm sys-apps/hdparm hdparm is a command line utility to set and view ATA & SATA hard disk drive hardware parameters.

See also