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lsdev - display information about installed hardware
gathers information about your computer's installed hardware from the
files in the
directory, thus giving you a quick overview of which hardware uses
what I/O addresses and what IRQ and DMA channels.
I/O memory addresses.
can't always figure out which lines in the three examined files refer
to one and the same device, because these files sometimes use
different names for the same piece of hardware. For example, in some
kernels the keyboard is referred to as `kbd' in
and as `keyboard' in
This should be fixed in the kernel, not in
(as has indeed happened for this particular example).
The program does however try to match lines by stripping anything
after a space or open parenthesis from the name, so that e.g. the
`serial' lines from
match the `serial(set)' lines from
This attempt at DWIM might be considered a bug in itself.
This program only shows the kernel's
of what hardware is present, not what's actually physically available.
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