Linux hardware details

Spiros Denaxas spiros at
Tue Sep 19 11:24:37 BST 2006

Also, try and find some S.M.A.R.T modules to get hdd speed/temp/error
reports if you are into that sort of things.

On 9/19/06, Kaoru <kaoru at> wrote:
> On 19/09/06, Thomas Busch <tbusch at> wrote:
> > does anyone know of a CPAN package that would give all
> > sorts of hardware details about a server (motherboard make,
> > number of fans, fan speed, processor temperature).
> > If not in Perl, is there at least a Linux package that
> > would do that ?
> Hey,
> Do you mean you want to run a script on any computer and get this
> information back? I wrote something very simple to do this on my
> laptop (to show temperature, current CPU speed, memory usage etc
> through root-tail) that just parsed /proc/ files. For the fan
> count/speed and temperature check out /proc/acpi/ (if you can't find
> what you want make sure you have the ACPI kernel modules.)
> Alex

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