Hardware

Monitoring USB communications using usbmon interface

An overview of the differences between firewall technologies iptables and nftables. We highlight the major differences like simplicity and management.

Summary

With the help of usbmon we have a cost-effective solution to monitor USB communications between the kernel and a hardware device. It is an alternative to hardware USB protocol analyzers for those on a budget or having to do it once. Loading of usbmon kernel module The first step is to load the related kernel module. This can be done using the modprobe command. $ sudo modprobe usbmon Validate if the usbmon kernel module is loaded using the lsmod command.

How to see CPU details

Show CPU details such as architecture, vendor, caches, virtualization options, and even known CPU vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre.

Summary

Show CPU details

Dmidecode cheat sheet

Want to see all hardware details of a system? Then dmidecode is your friend, helping to decode all information from the SMBIOS specification.

Summary

All hardware exposed

How to see memory information such as type and speed

Show memory information and details such as the number of banks in use, the memory type and speed.

Summary

Show memory details

How to list all USB devices

Retrieve device information from USB hubs and devices using the lsusb command.

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Retrieve USB device information using lsusb

How to see the available hard disks

Show the available hard disks in a system by using the right Linux tool. There are multiple options to pick, so let's have a look.

Summary

Query the available hard disk(s)

How to see hard disk specifications and details

Show more detailed information about the available hard disks in the system. Specifications like speed, serial number, firmware, and other details.

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More in-depth information about the available hard disks

How to see BIOS details

Show bios details from within a Linux system. Learn how to query these details and where to find more information.

Summary

Show BIOS information using dmidecode