Device Manager on Ubuntu

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Nov 20 06:47:33 UTC 2008

Chaman Singh Verma wrote:
> Does Ubuntu has tool similar to "Device Manager" on Vista, so that I
> can see what devices are available on a given
> machine running Ubuntu.

To answer that question one would have to know the Vista device manager :)

> The problem came, when I am trying to make Wireless connection work on
> one machine and I don't know if it has
> inbuilt wireless facility( Intel DG31PR ). Some of the laptops such as
> HP pavilion comes with wireless facility and
> I am not sure whether I will need an external wireless adaptor on Intel
> DG31PR motherboard.

Ahh, so you want to know which hardware is installed. You can use the 

sudo lshw

in a terminal. Or if you only want to know about the network part:

sudo lshw -C network


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