Display all hardware information in Linux using lshw

To find out the details of every hardware component in a Linux computer, open a terminal window and enter:

$ sudo lshw <enter>

Display all hardware information in Linux using lshw in a shorter report $ sudo lshw –short <enter>

The report generated is very detailed and precise. It can be used to help decisions . . . → Read More: Display all hardware information in Linux using lshw

Attempt to format a damaged SD Card

You can attempt to format a damaged SD Card using the software tool provided at the link below: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/

The formatter is Windows software and will work only on SD/SDHC/SDXC cards

The last great hope to see if you can re-use the card.

Broadcom 4313 wireless does not connect to network or internet in Linux but detects wireless networks

Wireless adapter on Lenovo Z580 does not connect to Internet in Linux although it detects all the wireless networks. Finally, got the settings right to enable the use of built-in Broadcom 4313 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

Here are the steps. Open a terminal window. In the . . . → Read More: Broadcom 4313 wireless does not connect to network or internet in Linux but detects wireless networks

Clonezilla – Clone your hard disk for free

Finally, I got down to save myself the pain of re-installing operating systems if my installation got corrupt. You can do so, by using any disk imaging or cloning tool like Ghost for Linux, Symantec/Norton Ghost or even a free tool like Clonezilla available at http://www.clonezilla.org.

It is free Saves diskspace by compressing the images . . . → Read More: Clonezilla – Clone your hard disk for free

USB sound card for laptops without 3.5 mm headset jacks

After damage to 2 high end Logitech headsets I owned after the use of unbranded USB sound cards, I finally settled for an economical, higher end USB sound card. The Steel Series Siberia USB Sound card. It is advertised as a very good card for gaming, but I also found it most suited for use . . . → Read More: USB sound card for laptops without 3.5 mm headset jacks

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