How to find information about hardware?

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How to find information about hardware?

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Hi!

I have Linux Mint 13 KDE 64 bit on my laptop, and I don't know how to find information of the laptop's hardware (memory type, CPU ect..). I assume there is a small graphic program for this but haven't found it. If there isn't any, could someone give the right commands for console to find this information, please.. Thanks!
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lshw
provides most of the info
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Re: How to find information about hardware?

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Open a terminal and run

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inxi -Fx
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The application you want that has this information is KInfoCenter, which is a standard KDE application and is installed by default. Hope that helps.
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Re: How to find information about hardware?

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Thanks guys, these all gave helpful information, but not the exact info about RAM type. Found it from the manufacturer's website..
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fin2cv wrote:Thanks guys, these all gave helpful information, but not the exact info about RAM type. Found it from the manufacturer's website..
If you look in /var/log and open the dmesg file, it will tell you the information on bios, The boot file will tell you information on what happens at boot, and the syslog file will tell you about your system's hardware and software.

If you get errors at any time, look in these files and see if it states the error and what app or device is the cause.
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