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Rhakios
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But I get:


# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.4 present.

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 8 bytes
Base Board Information
Manufacturer: ASUSTek Computer INC.
Product Name: NARRA
Version: 1.01
Serial Number: MS1C73S32400696

Actually the motherboard is an Asus M2N68-LA, NARRA is just what HP call it. I wonder if the output depends a lot on whether the machine is home-built, or from a big manufacturer. I had a look at the same thing on my Toshiba laptop last night, and that was pretty uninformative about the motherboard's proper name as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably depends on the reseller, HP and Dell tend to use customised motherboards.
On my Lenovo laptop I get:

# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.6 present.

Handle 0x000E, DMI type 2, 15 bytes
Base Board Information
Manufacturer: LENOVO
Product Name: 11433LG
Version: Not Available
Serial Number: 1ZKYF1AP4B3
Asset Tag: Not Available
Features:
Board is a hosting board
Board is replaceable
Location In Chassis: Not Available
Chassis Handle: 0x0000
Type: Motherboard
Contained Object Handles: 0
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my Acer Aspire M1640 gives
Code:
# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.5 present.

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes
Base Board Information
   Manufacturer: ACER
   Product Name: MCP73
   Version: NVIDIA MCP73
   Serial Number: 000000000
   Asset Tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
   Features:
      Board is a hosting board
      Board is replaceable
   Location In Chassis: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
   Chassis Handle: 0x0003
   Type: Motherboard
   Contained Object Handles: 0
Well it seems the OEM is a bit not there Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the difference between terminal and byobu terminal?

They look identical.

I used hwinfo and got a stupid amount of info mainly about partition on my drives and my drives and USB connections.

No sign of the MOBO.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

byobu is a theme for screen, which runs inside a terminal but can be detached and reattached to a different terminal at will.

Try lshw, I find it more useful than hwinfo and it does give motherboard information.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
byobu is a theme for screen, which runs inside a terminal but can be detached and reattached to a different terminal at will.

Try lshw, I find it more useful than hwinfo and it does give motherboard information.


Wilco.

I played with byobu last night and suddenly realised that it was holding my mother board's name on the bottom panel.

Thinking about the install I suddenly realised Ubuntu had forced me to name the computer with that odd number on it. I had assumed it was just a random code number made up on the spot. Embarassed

ishw found the spot others just can't reach.

My motherboard and the graphics card are no longer someone else's secret.

Thanks to all. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MessedUpHare wrote:
you could use dmidecode to find what the motherboard is saying it is... you havto run it as root, though...
Code:
# dmidecode -t 2
[/code]


How do I get it to allow me on as superuser or root?

Also I need to learn some useful commands the Gnome terminal help wasn't, much. Very easy to understand though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
sudo dmidecode -t 2
will get you what you want Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
Code:
sudo dmidecode -t 2
will get you what you want Wink


Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 8 bytes
Base Board Information
Manufacturer:
Product Name: P4i65G
Version: 1.00
Serial Number: 00000000
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