Saturday, June 23, 2012

lshw-gtk: GUI for accessing hardware information

lshw-gtk is a front-end to lshw (tool to extract detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine).

lshw-gtk running in Xubuntu 12.04

Install

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo apt-get install lshw-gtk -y
# Replace su-to-root for gksu in the *.desktop file
sed 's/su-to-root -X -c/gksu/g' /usr/share/applications/lshw-gtk.desktop > ~/.local/share/applications/lshw-gtk.desktop

Usage

To get accurate information, lshw-gtk should be run as root:

gksu lshw-gtk

It can also be accessed via Applications Menu > Settings > Hardware Lister.

References

Como ver os componentes do computador (hardware)
lshw(1) - Linux man page

1 comment:

  1. This application is pretty useless as it only reports information filled into the SMBIOS by the OEM. If your system doesn't have that info filled in, or it is a homebuilt system, it shows pretty much no information at all except for the motherboard vendor and SMBIOS version.... Not even CPU type can be viewed.

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