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Know Your Kali Linux Hardware

Know Your Kali Linux Hardware

I will help you to know the hardware configuration of your Linux Kali for you help in the essential step of the diagnosis of a problem with the Hadware. Indeed, the same problem can have several causes. Being able to provide a maximum of information in connection with the hardware configuration of the computer allows to better identify possible causes and eliminate them.

SysInfo

SysInfo is a program that allows you to view information about your hardware configuration. A nice feature of Sysinfo is that it allows to export and save the configuration detected on your computer to a text file.

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By selecting file Save, it is very easy to reopen the details of your system configuration using a text editing software. This greatly facilitates the way to transmit your system configuration to those who ask in such a forum.
SysInfo is not present base in Kali Linux. It must be installed separately. To do this, install the package sysinfo assistance from the terminal or find it in the archive.
root@kali:~# apt-get install sysinfo

HardInfo

HardInfo i will show a list of very detailed information about your material in way more complete than sysinfo.
Just like Sysinfo, HardInfo allows to export your configuration text information, to facilitate the sharing of information in a forum. However, HardInfo offers two methods to export:
  • Copy to Clipboard: this method print in text form the information displayed on the screen to your Clipboard. So, it is easy to copy - paste to demand the information desired to a help channel.
  • Generate Report: this method exports the information related to the configuration of the computer to a file. This is useful to keep an audit of its material, or send it by e-mail. Reports can be exported as a text file or HTML document.
HardInfo is not present base in Kali Linux. It must be installed separately. To install the package hardinfo with the terminal or find it in the archive. You will find this software in Application > system tools > system Profile and Benchmark.

Command line tools

This list (not exhaustive) lists various programs to detect the hardware and give information on it, as well as the most useful options.
Processor: lscpu and/proc / *.
root@kali:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
root@kali:~# cat /proc/asound/cards

lspci

List PCI devices. Useful options:
-v : bavard
-vv : très bavard
-vvv : pire encore !
-n : donne les indices numériques au lieu des noms
-nn : noms + indices
-tv : vue arborescente des branchements
If you have a lot of "Unknown devices", day put the database by entering the following command in a terminal:
root@kali:~# sudo update-pciids

lshw

List the material.
Useful options:
-html: output in HTML format, typically to redirect to a file: lshw - html > matos.html
-xml: output in XML format, typically A redirect to a file: lshw - xml > matos.xml
-C TYPE: list only the results of type TYPE. ex.: lshw-C lshw-C cpu, memory, etc.
-short: a little less detailed list

lsusb

List the USB connected hardware.
Useful options:
: talker
If you have a lot of "Unknown devices", update the database by entering the following command in a terminal:


root@kali:~# update-usbids

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