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When I type dmidecode the out put I am getting is: # dmidecode 2.2 , why I am not seeing the bios information.
Can any one help me?
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by:ravenpl
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Are You running it as root?
is /dev/mem available ?
update to newer version (my FC4 has 2.6)
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by:amit_shriv
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yes I am running as root.
On other server which also has 2.2 it shows correct output.
no /dev/mem is not available on both the server, but still one shows correct information.
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anyway try: mknod /dev/mem c 1 1 # and hope kernel supports it
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by:amit_shriv
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it says "mknod: `/dev/mem': File exists"
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by:ravenpl
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OK, then no other ideas, except
try runnig it with strace: strace dmidecode# and try figuring out where it fails
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by:amit_shriv
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Says "-bash: strace: command not found"
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by:amit_shriv
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what is dmesg  for?
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> Says "-bash: strace: command not found"
install it - what distro?

dmesg shows You last output of kernel log (last, hence it may be over hundred lines). Just after starting the system, it shows whole boot messages.
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by:amit_shriv
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If HT is enabled dmesg  only shows information of Physical processor or logical also?
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Logical also(assuming Your kernel supports SMP).
But if You want some info on CPUs, check the /proc/cpuinfo file
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Thanks for help :)
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