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    Dmidecode Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Dmidecode for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is hwinfo, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Dmidecode and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Dmidecode are Glxinfo, WattmanGTK, Udev Discover and cpuid.

    This page was last updated Feb 7, 2020
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    Dmidecode reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI...
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    1. hwinfo/libhd are used to probe for the hardware present in the system. It can be used to generate a system overview log which can be later used for support.
    2. glxinfo is a command-line tool that can help you diagnose problems with your 3D acceleration setup. It can also provide additional helpful information for developers.


    3. Linux (GTK3+) GUI to view detailed information about and configure AMD GPUs settings.
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      A helping tool for udev testers, coders, hackers and consumers. Main features are - Browsing the sysfs tree via udev, Reports udev device info and udev properties, Filter and search devices, Monitorize udev device events.
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      cpuid dumps detailed information about the CPU(s) gathered from the CPUID instruction, and also determines the exact model of CPU(s).


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      Yacpi is an acpi monitoring program for Linux. It displays various acpi information like battery status and ac status on notebooks.
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      vbetool is a small application that executes code from the BIOS of your video card. This is mostly useful for reinitialising the hardware, for instance after ACPI suspend/resuming.
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      read-edid is a pair of tools (originally by John Fremlin) for reading the EDID from a monitor. It should work with most monitors made since 1996 (except for newer ones with 256-byte EDID's - WiP), assuming the video card supports the standard read commands (most do).
    4. DRIconf is a configuration applet for the Direct Rendering Infrastructure. It allows customizing performance and visual quality settings of OpenGL drivers on a per-driver, per-screen and/or per-application level.
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      hddtemp is a small utility (daemonizable) that gives you the temperature of your hard drive by reading S.M.A.R.T. informations (for drives that support this feature).
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