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Re: Hardware browser??



Hi Beartooth;

I am answering this at the risk of offending you.

On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 15:16 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:36:53 +0100, Frank Murphy wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 18:44 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
> >> 	Fedora always used to have a hardware browser; for a while it had
> >> two, one with endless cryptic detail, and one highly simplified.
> >> 
> >> 	Now I find neither. Has it (or have they) been renamed? Can I add
> >> it with yum? Some other way?
> >> 
> >> 
> > yum install lshw-gui
> > 
> > should see you sorted.
> 
> 	Hmm ... Neat name, impressive command; but is there a way to make 
> it usable by subtechnoids? Can I pipe the -xml or -html options into a 
> browser, for instance? Or something into baobab for it to use as labels?
> 
> 	Most recent example : I got the livna display configuration kmod-
> nvidia stuff, and it helped; but it didn't tell me whether to use the 
> nvidia configurator or the livna one, or both; and the livna page warned 
> me that I might have any of several cards. 
> 
> 	I'd like to check that last, and tackle it again. One of the old 
> hardware browsers, iirc, would have enabled even me to find out what 
> video card I have. (An electronic friend is kind enough to assemble 
> machines to meet my budget, every year or three; but I never needed to 
> know one video card from another -- till I got this blankety-blank new 
> monitor ...)
> 

Because of the advice given in response to your original post and
wanting a hardware browser myself, I downloaded  and installed lshw-gui.
A little confusing at first, the display needs to be better configured.

Are you clicking on each of the components to get the details ?

(i.e.  It's parts tree is horizontal rather than verical)

Sorry to take up your time, if you already understood this.
-- 
Regards Bill;
Fedora 9, Gnome 2.22.2
Evo.2.22.2, Emacs 22.2.1


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