Getting to know the hardware of your Linux box -

When you buy a new PC, laptop, or server and install a Linux distribution, you want to know what hardware is actually installed in the Linux box and more importantly which piece of hardware is supported by the kernel out of the box and which needs special tweaking with modules to get it to work.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

If you prefer a GUI the program “Hardinfo” will give you all the hardware info you need. It will install under “System Tools” as "System Profiler and Benchmark". I am a terrible typist, so prefer the GUI.