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The Linux lspci command - list PCI devices - is used at FGV to determine technical details of hardware components being tested.

Finding The Component Slot

  • Open a Terminal and make it full screen.
  • type sudo lspci This will generate a huge list containing all kinds of hardware details.
  • look for the component you are searching for and determine its slot number
    • video and wireless cards often appear near the end of the listing
    • slot numbers look like this: 01:00.2

Display Details About the Component

  • type lspci -v -s <slot number>
    • eg. lspci -s -v 01:00.0
  • v means verbose, that is, provide more detail
    • for even more detail you can type -vv (two v's) or even -vvv (three v's)