[Novalug] Accessing BIOS
waltechmail at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 17 12:46:40 EST 2009
I agree with Alan!!
There's probably dozens of utilities that would be cool
if I knew about them. They also change names too frequently
to stay on top of. I look for novalug recommmendations or
suggestions... especially if they say what the heck the
product does... And they usually do since someone asked about
This particular util dmidecode means I don't have to look at chip
numbers on the motherboard as often. Thanks !!
I have the same gripe about most software packages ( including
gnome and kde as a couple of the "name brands" with a zillion
packages just to name drop)... and in particular about:
1. software websites: Read the base webpage:
"Our software enhances productivity and is the cats meow ..."
and I still havent' a clue what it does !! I stop reading and go
elsewhere. Often back to some known object mentioned on novalug.
2. News releases ( any news website ): Blob Software announces
a new release. Our product defines the Doctor Who and we've
oceaned the clouds with unlimited tardis connectivity..
totoally meaningless. And I'm not gonna take my time to do data
mining some unknown product.
PS when watching "The Next Doctor", please don't stop there.
On the same DVD is Doctor Who at the PROMS. GREAT presentation !!
Re: [Novalug] Accessing BIOS
Thursday, December 17, 2009 2:00 AM
"Alan Grimes" <agrimes at speakeasy.net>
novalug at calypso2.tux.org
Aaron Porter wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 12:38 AM, Mark Smith <mark at winksmith.com> wrote:>
>> a /proc entry that would show me something as simple as the boot order
>> or a particular setting in the bios would be fantastic.
> You can find some (but not most) of what you're talking about with dmidecode.
GODDAMN!!!! I had no inkling of a clue that such a useful utility even
existed. I would never have found it through google and I can't imagine
any way other than overhearing this conceversation that I would ever
have known about such a thing.
Linux would be a hundred times more useful if its utilities weren't
named with codewords relating to things that most people have never
heard of. =(
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DO NOT BUY OBAMACARE.
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