Re: hinv (hardware inventory)

Michael K. Johnson (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 11:38:29 -0400

Malcolm Beattie writes:
>Larry McVoy writes:
>> This is a poor man's copy of hinv. Please try it and send me patches. If it
>> gets good enough maybe the distributions will pick it up.
>It also doesn't pick up devices whose drivers are loaded as modules
>(unless there's both no /var/log/dmesg and the real dmesg buffer
>hasn't lost the module load line off the top). This will prevent
>picking up ethernet cards which are typically both popular and
>loaded as modules. Nevertheless, it's a good and useful start.

Take a look at Red Hat's hwdiag program: see

This program does all sorts of stuff, including talking to PNP serial
and parallel devices to see what they are.


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