dmidecode reports information about your system's hardware as
described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.
This table contains a description of the system's hardware components,
as well as other useful pieces of information, and
typically includes system manufacturer, model name, serial number, BIOS
version, asset tag as well as a lot of other details of varying level
of interest and reliability depending on the manufacturer. This will
include usage status for the CPU sockets, expansion slots (e.g. AGP,
PCI, ISA) and memory module slots, and the list of I/O ports (e.g.
Thanks to this table, you can retrieve this information
without having to
probe for the actual hardware. While this is a good point in terms of
report speed and safeness, this also makes the presented information
The DMI table does not only describe what the system is
currently made of, it also can report the possible evolutions (such as
the fastest supported CPU or the maximal amount of memory supported).
dmidecode will try to locate the DMI table. If it succeeds, it
will then parse this table and display a list of records.
| dmidecode 2.12
Free to download
GNU GPL v2
Alan Cox, Jean Delvare (original authors), and many contributors
- Supports the following systems:
- Three other tools are provided with dmidecode:
- biosdecode - prints all BIOS related information it can
find in /dev/mem
- ownership - retrieves the "ownership tag" that can be set
on most Compaq computers
- vpddecode - prints the contents of the "vital product
data" structure as found in most IBM and Lenovo computers
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Last Updated Sunday, September 22 2013 @ 01:08 AM EDT