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What Type of Computer Do You Have?

Terminal - What Type of Computer Do You Have?
cat /sys/devices/virtual/dmi/id/board_name
2010-04-22 03:21:40
User: matthewbauer
Functions: cat
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What Type of Computer Do You Have?

Prints the type of computer you have.

I think this should be used more in distros and other applications because it is so easy to get. This can also be asked by tutorials as an easy way to get your base hardware.

Some alternatives:

sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name

and

sudo smbios-sys-info-lite | sed -n 's/^Product Name: *\(.*\)/\1/p'

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What others think

hal is obsolete and being removed from quite a few distros. udev and the kernel do everything hal did before.

Comment by raphink 243 weeks and 3 days ago

It works on my Ubuntu Karmic box. @raphink/ How would one get the info from udev and/or the kernel?

Comment by cookieduster 243 weeks and 2 days ago

cool, but what raphink said

Comment by jedahan 243 weeks and 2 days ago

The only other way I could get the computer name is with libsmbios:

sudo smbios-sys-info-lite | sed -n 's/^Product Name: *\(.*\)/\1/p'

Maybe that's how Hal gets it.

Comment by matthewbauer 236 weeks and 3 days ago

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