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How to know system hardware settings ?

asked 2013-02-10 11:49:09 -0500

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Hello All, Just dedicated myself completely to linux.I installed fedora 18. I dont find any application that shows all the hardware in my system and to install drivers if anything is missing. Especially the nVidia graphics card in my system. How do I know if it is being used. If not then how to install the necessary drivers and get it to be used?

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answered 2013-02-10 21:06:07 -0500

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dmidecode gives all the information about your system

install dmidecode

yum install dmidecode

Using dmidecode

dmidecode -t 4                  # To get the Processor information

Following are the different DMI types available.

Type   Information
          0   BIOS
          1   System
          2   Base Board
          3   Chassis
          4   Processor
          5   Memory Controller
          6   Memory Module
          7   Cache
          8   Port Connector
          9   System Slots
         10   On Board Devices
         11   OEM Strings
         12   System Configuration Options
         13   BIOS Language
         14   Group Associations
         15   System Event Log
         16   Physical Memory Array
         17   Memory Device
         18   32-bit Memory Error
         19   Memory Array Mapped Address
         20   Memory Device Mapped Address
         21   Built-in Pointing Device
         22   Portable Battery
         23   System Reset
         24   Hardware Security
         25   System Power Controls
         26   Voltage Probe
         27   Cooling Device
         28   Temperature Probe
         29   Electrical Current Probe
         30   Out-of-band Remote Access
         31   Boot Integrity Services
         32   System Boot
         33   64-bit Memory Error
         34   Management Device
         35   Management Device Component
         36   Management Device Threshold Data
         37   Memory Channel
         38   IPMI Device
         39   Power Supply
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answered 2013-02-10 19:27:57 -0500

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Install hardinfo

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su -c 'yum -y install hardinfo'
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answered 2013-02-10 15:51:53 -0500

Drivers for pretty much everything be availble out of the box and should work without intervention. You will know if a piece of hardware needs attention because it will not function properly - a webcam that does not work, for example. When you encounter these issues, it would be best to open a new question, or seek support on another Fedora support venue from .

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