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Upload a hardware probe of your machine to a online database?

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Stevo
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Upload a hardware probe of your machine to a online database?

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Post by Stevo » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:54 pm

I just did with the MSI. I went with the Debian section, since they don't have one for MX:

https://linux-hardware.org/?probe=ec89febb0c

You can get a "hw-probe" deb package from the releases here ( I installed the recommended packages of mcelog, edid-decode, memtester, pnputils, sysstat, upower, fdisk, alsa-utils, cpuid, ethtool, i2c-tools, wireless-tools, iw, vainfo, vdpauinfo, vulkan-utils, x11-xserver-utils, xinput) :

https://github.com/linuxhw/hw-probe/releases

Instructions for use are here in the Readme:

https://github.com/linuxhw/hw-probe

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Re: Upload a hardware probe of your machine to a online database?

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Post by turtlebay777 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:40 pm

Sounds far too complicated, why not just use inxi -F in a terminal? That way your computer's data is not stored on a public database which could be made available to potential hackers.

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Re: Upload a hardware probe of your machine to a online database?

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Post by Stevo » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:55 pm

turtlebay777 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:40 pm
Sounds far too complicated, why not just use inxi -F in a terminal? That way your computer's data is not stored on a public database which could be made available to potential hackers.
There's really nothing there I'm not comfortable sharing with the world. The hackers can see what dkms packages I have installed--I don't mind.

It also provides a service for others looking for a fully MX compatible machine, or if they have one picked out and want to see if anyone else has MX running well on it.

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Re: Upload a hardware probe of your machine to a online database?

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Post by duane » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:29 pm

The list of distros you can search for does not include MX.
Here is the page with the distribution search: https://linux-hardware.org/
Not much use for people looking for MX installations.
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