Check operability of computer hardware and find drivers
A tool to check operability of computer hardware and upload result to the 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 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.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
Install Hardware Probe
To install Hardware Probe, simply use the following command: