Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
Getting information on a machine's hardware in Linux

I have an "older" system here, something before 2005.

1) cat /proc/cpuinfo gives Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz as model - how can I find out, which xeon exactly it is?

2) Same for RAM, how do I find out, which type of RAM (DDRx) it is?

3) How to find out the used mainboard? Especially is it possible to identify which server it is? (server = which ready-built system from which company)

It's a Debian system as far as I know, currently I don't have root access.

Thanks for any hint!

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Mat, Gilles, Michael Mrozek Jun 2 '12 at 6:07

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Do you have lshw? – Kevin May 31 '12 at 17:48
thanks, but also no ): – stefan.at.wpf May 31 '12 at 17:50
My /proc/cpuinfo gives the actual model number (Exxxx), are you sure yours doesn't? – Kevin May 31 '12 at 17:53
@Kevin: Yes, unfortunately ): – stefan.at.wpf May 31 '12 at 17:57

Debian should have the tool dmidecode available. You should find just about everything you need from there.

dmidecode: http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/

share|improve this answer
it says command not found ): note that I currently don't want to install/change anything on the system, even if possible without root access. – stefan.at.wpf May 31 '12 at 17:35
Can you reboot it? If so, you may be able to run a live CD with the required tools. Does it have a BMC (e.g. DRAC on Dell, xLOM on Suns, etc)? If so, you can get info via it. Otherwise, rebooting might show the details of the CPU/RAM. – Alexios May 31 '12 at 18:52
The reboot will also show the hardware probing that happens at boot time in /var/log/dmesg with lots of useful hints. Should help narrow the field a little – charlesbridge Jun 1 '12 at 11:25
@charlesbridge following that logic, he should be able to just run dmesg|less to view the dmesg of the last boot without having to reboot – Tim Jun 1 '12 at 11:43

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.