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Package: hwinfo (21.67-1.1)

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Hardware identification system

hwinfo is the hardware detection tool used in SuSE Linux.

In Debian Edu (Skolelinux) hwinfo has shown better results than discover when detecting mouse, keyboard and monitor.

hwinfo collects information about the hardware installed on a system. Among others, libhd contains information about cdrom, zip, floppy, disks and partitions, network card, graphics card, monitor, camera, mouse, sound, pppoe, isdn, modem, printer, scanner, bios, cpu, usb, memory and smp.

This package does not include the binaries hwscan, hwscand and hwscanqueue. If you think one or more of these should be included in the package, please contact the maintainer at

Tags: System Administration: Hardware Support, Hardware Enablement: Hardware Detection, Implemented in: implemented-in::c, interface::commandline, Role: Program, Scope: Utility, Purpose: Scanning

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Download for all available architectures
Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 32.9 kB81.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 32.4 kB81.0 kB [list of files]
armel 31.3 kB71.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 31.3 kB67.0 kB [list of files]
i386 33.9 kB83.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 32.4 kB83.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 32.2 kB76.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 35.5 kB109.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 31.7 kB81.0 kB [list of files]