Linux is an excellent tool for troubleshooting PC hardware problems. Because of it's low-level access to hardware it's easy to gather information about attached USB and PCI devices
- [Instructor] It's often useful to gather information…about the hardware of our computer that we're running.…This may be the CPU type, the motherboard model number…and USB devices.…If we want to know the down and dirty,…nitty gritty bits of information about our hardware,…then use a dmidecode command.…To do so, we're going to open a terminal…by going to applications, favorites, and terminal.…I'm going to make my terminal full screen,…and zoom in the font.…Type in sudo, dmidecode.…
We need to prefix dmidecode with sudo…because we need to elevate privileges to query the BIOS.…Go ahead and hit enter, and type in your password.…Dmidecode will query the BIOS about your hardware,…and output the information to the screen.…If you want to narrow the results down…to a certain subsystem, you can.…Type in sudo space dmidecode dash dash type space bios,…and it'll limit the output to your BIOS.…We can also choose other subsystems like system,…so sudo dmidecode space dash dash type space system,…and hit enter.…
Another one that's useful is baseboard.…
- Learning Linux command syntax
- Getting help on the CLI and GUI
- Finding help online
- Using basic commands
- Navigating file systems
- Editing text
Skill Level Intermediate
Linux: Bash Shell and Scriptswith Kevin Dankwardt2h 46m Intermediate
Setting up a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Serverwith Sandra Toner2h 46m Intermediate
1. Getting Help
2. Using Basic Commands
3. Navigating File Systems
4. Editing Text
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