Hardware Probe

Hardware Probe

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Check operability of computer hardware and find drivers

A tool to probe for hardware, check operability and find drivers with the help of Linux Hardware Database.

Probe — is a snapshot of your computer hardware state. The tool checks operability of devices by analysis of logs and returns a permanent url to view the probe of the computer.

The probes are intended to simplify collecting of logs necessary for investigating hardware related problems. Just run one simple command in the console to check your hardware and collect all the system logs at once:

 sudo -E hw-probe -all -upload

If some of hardware devices don't work due to missed drivers then the tool will suggest a proper Linux kernel version according to the LKDDb or third-party drivers.

By creating a probe, you contribute to the HDD/SSD desktop-class reliability study: https://github.com/linuxhw/SMART

Private info is not collected.

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Last updated
28 February 2020

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Users by distribution (log)

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 19.10
Zorin OS 15
Debian 10
Linux Mint 19.3
Linux Mint 20
Ubuntu 19.04
elementary OS 5.1.7
pop 20.04
KDE Neon 20.04
Ubuntu 20.10
Zorin OS 12
Ubuntu 18.10
KDE Neon 18.04
Raspbian 10
Linux Mint 19.1
Kali Linux 2020.3
Parrot OS 4.10

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