ubuntu heron alpha 6 - cannot get driver (hardware) info

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 31 01:58:47 UTC 2008

On 03/29/2008 01:46 PM, john lee wrote:
> In Ubuntu 7.0 there was, in 'preferences', 'hardware information' which
> gave a list of all the installed drivers & their config. 
> I don't seem to have this in Heron. Do I have to install it? Or is it
> installation of heron. Or did I miss something? 
> I've looked for reports from others of this but do not see any. 
> How do I get it back please? 
> Regards John

On Gutsy it is hal-hardware-manager & seems to have gone missing in Hardy:


You can install the kde version:

sudo apt-get install kde-hal-device-manager

and then you will find it in Applications|System Tools|Device Manager

As well as hardinfo:

sudo apt-get install hardinfo

you will find it in (oddly enough) in:
System|Preferences|System Profiler and Benchmark

No clue why hal-device-manager is no longer available in Gnome.

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