Finding hardware identifier

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat May 3 13:09:44 UTC 2008

Wade Smart wrote:
> Im was reading in the Ubuntu forums about tweaking my web cam and they
> keep talking about this hardware identifier. As an example:
> Vender Name		VenderID 	Product	ID
> Logitech 	48 	0x046d 		0x0890
> But none of these posts every say how they find this out.

In a terminal type this command:


Then look for the line which seems to be the device in question. Another 
option would be to compare the output of the lsusb command with and 
without the device plugged in. The line which has changed is for the 
device in question.


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