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Andavane
December 16th, 2008, 09:53 AM
Have found about lshw & lspci which give masses of information.

Is there some simple way of finding basic information, i.e.
computer name
basic specs such as the MAC of this PC and device name
regards
JOhn

Andavane
December 16th, 2008, 09:57 AM
more info:
on his Netgear Wireless ADSLK router, I see this device listed as
"UNKNOWN" followed by
the MAC address

MockY
December 16th, 2008, 09:57 AM
System - Administration - System Monitor. Click the System tab. That gives you some basic information about your system.

mc4man
December 16th, 2008, 10:06 AM
Look at lshw -help or man lshw

sudo lshw -short

sudo lshw -C network

Ect. ect.

sudo lshw -html > hardware.html (gives complete in readable form in home folder

northern lights
December 16th, 2008, 10:07 AM
You can invoke 'lshw' with the '-C class' or '-class class' option to only show the given class of hardware.
The various classes can be found using 'lshw -short' or 'lshw -businfo'.

In your case, where you want info on your network devices, run
sudo lshw -C networkFurther, for the MAC address, check
ifconfigand the entry called HWaddr.

Andavane
December 16th, 2008, 10:11 AM
System - Administration - System Monitor. Click the System tab. That gives you some basic information about your system.
Thanks, useful.
To be more specific, on his wireless router, I am getting
"UNKNOWN" followed by the MAC address of this computer,
even tho I named the computer "vaayubuntu-0" when setting up Hardy Heron.

regards John

PS: This is probably a different threaD now

northern lights
December 16th, 2008, 10:14 AM
The whole network is functional, it's just that the router doesn't show a name? Does it matter than?

If I got you wrong can you please further describe the nature of your problem?


P.S.
Dude, your awesome. Can you teach me how to be in two places at the same time? I'd really love to be able to do that.
;-)

Andavane
December 17th, 2008, 08:10 AM
The whole network is functional, it's just that the router doesn't show a name? Does it matter than?

If I got you wrong can you please further describe the nature of your problem?


P.S.
Dude, your awesome. Can you teach me how to be in two places at the same time? I'd really love to be able to do that.
;-)

Hi, what's going on has its own thread now, viz:
[URTL]http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1012664[/URL]

Yes you're right - I guess it doesn't really matter, but with all these MAC codes, it's easier form to remember the name tag ;)
Regards
John

>"Can you teach me how to be in two places at the same time? I'd really love to be able to do that."
(1)[metaphysical]First you have to realise you're everywhere... thereafter 2 places is a doddle. ;)
(2) [empirical] Indian family takes up so much time; with modern communication the same same domestic things need attending to whether I be 'here' or 'there' (wherever those 2 places might be said to be), but do perchance need to check from time to time where the body is.
As you age it can become a problem remembering location ;)