Software: Discovering Your Hardware

A great system tool to find out all about your hardware setup is lshw. By opening a Terminal window and typing: sudo lshw you will get a detailed listing of the hardware that is detected by Linux.

lshw hardware listing

lshw hardware listing

If you’re not comfortable using Terminal commands however, there is a graphical interface to lshw you might like.

Open  your Software Manager and search for lshw-gtk and then install it.   Once installed, you will find the program in your Menu-Preferences menu as Hardware Lister.

Once you launch the program, hit the Refresh button and wait a bit for the software to scan your hardware. Once that’s done, you’ll get a nice, graphical listing of what’s inside the box!

Lshw-GTK

Lshw-GTK

Simple as that!