Ubuntu: What is my actual motherboard? [duplicate]



Question:

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Ubuntu reports in dmesg:

DMI: Hewlett-Packard HP ProDesk 490 G1 MT/18EB, BIOS L02 v02.01 09/22/2013  

But I cannot find information about this motherboard anywhere.

Whatever tool I'd use I wouldnìt get any more details from what the kernel reports.

I do know what is my hardware (read the quoted text). I simply don't know anything more than the bare name.

I would like to know, for example, the chipset brand/model and other MB-related stuff.

How can I know details about the MB I am using without opening the case?

Is there anyone knowing anything about it?


Solution:1

Use this command to view motherboard information on your Ubuntu box

sudo dmidecode -t 2  

You might need to install this tool if not available

sudo apt-get install dmidecode  


Solution:2

You can look into your sysfs for DMI informations, the motherboard name should be available using the following command:

cat /sys/devices/virtual/dmi/id/board_name  

There is a lot of files under /sys/devices/virtual/dmi/id/ that could be useful too:

ls /sys/devices/virtual/dmi/id/  ./         bios_vendor      board_name    board_version      chassis_type     modalias      product_serial   subsystem@  ../        bios_version     board_serial  chassis_asset_tag  chassis_vendor   power/        product_uuid     sys_vendor  bios_date  board_asset_tag  board_vendor  chassis_serial     chassis_version  product_name  product_version  uevent  


Solution:3

You can look at BIOS information with dmidecode.

sudo apt-get install dmidecode  sudo dmidecode | less  

In there you should have something like this (this is mine):

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 8 bytes  Base Board Information      Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.      Product Name: X58A-UD7      Version: x.x      Serial Number:  

Though I suspect in your case you're just going to see the same as the DMI line. That's probably because your motherboard and its BIOS are custom made by HP for purpose. Not available in the shops, etc.


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