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From: Steve Herber <herber@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 02:38:49
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work by Duncan <>
Besides lspci and lsusb, I like lshw.


>From the man page:
lshw is a small tool to extract detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine. It can report exact memory configuration, firmware version, mainboard configuration, CPU version and speed, cache configuration, bus speed, etc. on DMI-capable x86 or IA-64 systems and on some PowerPC machines (PowerMac G4 is known to work). It currently supports DMI (x86 and IA-64 only), OpenFirmware device tree (PowerPC only), PCI/AGP, CPUID (x86), IDE/ATA/ATAPI, PCMCIA (only tested on x86), SCSI and USB. How much am I supposed to trim from the quoted article??? Steve Herber herber@×××××.com work: 206-221-7262 Security Engineer, UW Medicine, IT Services home: 425-454-2399 On Mon, 12 Dec 2005, Duncan wrote:
> Gavin Seddon posted <1134381056.10949.3.camel@linuxstation>, excerpted > below, on Mon, 12 Dec 2005 09:50:56 +0000: > >> Is there a way of determining the board type, other than opening the box >> and removing the card. I don't have it's original box. >> Thanks. >> >> >> On Sun, 2005-12-11 at 07:39 -0600, Brett Johnson wrote: >>>> >>> What model initio board do you have? There are two >>> different initio drivers, and the one called "initio" is for the 9100 >>> series chipset. It's possible loading the wrong chipset could lock up >>> the pc, or at least the console. When the console locks up, I like to go >>> to a different terminal (pc) and see if I can ping the frozen pc. If so, >>> then try to ssh in (assuming ssh is running) and see if I can shut it >>> down remotely. > > > To answer your question, try lspci (ls for the PCI bus). If the output > isn't verbose enough to give you the detail you need, try lspci -v (for > verbose). It's a /very/ handy program to keep in your virtual toolbox, > particularly if you don't fancy opening up your box all the time to read > stuff off of the various chips and cards, let alone that even doing that > wouldn't directly give you the same level of detail that lspci -v does. > lspci is part of pciutils, in case you don't already have it merged, but > you likely do, at least if you have either alsa-utils or hotplug merged. > > FWIW, there's also a parallel lsusb, part of (no surprise) usbutils. =8^) > > -- > Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs. > "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master -- > and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman in >
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[gentoo-amd64] Re: Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work Gavin Seddon <gavin.m.seddon@×××××××××××××.uk>