Know your Hardware

By: mendesdomnic

February 26, 2009 8:00 am





Need to know about your system hardware without opening your computer?

To know details of the type of ram and its speed:

dmidecode --type memory

Similar bios details:

dmidecode --type bios

other options include:

system, baseboard, chassis, processor,  cache, connector, slot

Explore further for other options if you are an expert in hardware.

dmidecode --help will Display usage information and exit
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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Technical Solutions

Disclaimer: As with everything else in the SUSE Blog, this content is definitely not supported by SUSE (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).  It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.


  1. By:marioecerna

    Hi, I recently bought a HP2133, but i have problem to use the webcam (it doesnt work) and problem to connect me trought wireless.
    I have Suse linux desktop 10 SP2 and I am a new user of linux.
    Thanks a lot for your help.

  2. By:mendesdomnic

    Suse 10 does not have the driver for hp2133 web cam.

    You can upgrade to Suse 11.1 to get it working. See below link for hardware compatibility for hp 2133

  3. By:mining

    How do install linux on my p4v8xmx desktop pc?