read-edid Alternatives

    read-edid is described as 'pair of tools (originally by John Fremlin) for reading the EDID from a monitor' and is an app in the System & Hardware category. There are seven alternatives to read-edid for Linux and Windows. The best alternative is hwinfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like read-edid are cpuid (Free, Open Source), Dmidecode (Free, Open Source), yacpi (Free, Open Source) and driconf (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Oct 9, 2012

    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • cpuid dumps detailed information about the CPU(s) gathered from the CPUID instruction, and also determines the exact model of CPU(s).
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux


    • Dmidecode reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Yacpi is an acpi monitoring program for Linux. It displays various acpi information like battery status and ac status on notebooks.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • DRIconf is a configuration applet for the Direct Rendering Infrastructure.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • 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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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • 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.