Check motherboard manufacturer, product name, version and serial number

dmidecode | grep -i 'Base Board Information' -A4 -B1
Very slick way to check your motherboard manufacturer, product name, version and serial number.

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Returns null [root@sva2l3 ~]# dmidecode | grep -i 'Base Board Information' -A4 -B1 [root@sva2l3 ~]# Tried dmidecode | grep -i 'Base' and still got a null return. You can use dmidecode | grep -i 'Vendor' dmidecode | grep -i 'Manufacturer' dmidecode | grep -i 'Product'
RGombert · 244 weeks ago

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