lshw - information about hardware configuration

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name lshw
Package version 02.17
Package release 1.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 795 B
Download size 228.47 KB
Official Mirror
A small tool to provide detailed information on the hardware
configuration of the machine. It can report exact memory
configuration, firmware version, mainboard configuration, CPU version
and speed, cache configuration, bus speed, etc. on DMI-capable x86
systems, on some PowerPC machines (PowerMac G4 is known to work) and AMD64.
Information can be output in plain text, HTML or XML.


Package Version Architecture Repository
lshw_02.17-1.1_i386.deb 02.17 i386 Debian Main
lshw - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libstdc++6 >= 4.9


Type URL
Binary Package lshw_02.17-1.1_amd64.deb
Source Package lshw

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install lshw deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install lshw




2014-11-06 - Neil Williams <>
lshw (02.17-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Disable the memory scanning for all architectures other
than i386 and x86_64. Patch from Leif Lindholm
<> (Closes: #740034)
* Prevent segfault if system has FAT partition(s) Patch from
Alban Browaeys <> (Closes: #757689)
2014-07-29 - Ghe Rivero <>
lshw (02.17-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Alex Henrie ]
* New upstream release
* SVG icon
* Changed desktop category from Settings to System
2014-07-24 - Alex Henrie <>
lshw (02.16-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Closes: #572098
- lshw-gtk.desktop requires su-to-root from the menu package
2013-06-27 - Ghe Rivero <>
lshw (02.16-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Closes: #525217
- lshw: segfauls on armel (! /proc/efi/systab)
* Closes: #707152
- lshw can miscount cpus on devicetree platforms
2012-06-30 - Ghe Rivero <>
lshw (02.16-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
2011-12-18 - Ghe Rivero <>
lshw (02.15-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Relaxed depends on pciutils and usbutils. Closes: #540119
2011-02-17 - Ghe Rivero <>
lshw (02.15-1) unstable; urgency=low
* [bbfc08f] Imported Upstream version 02.15
* [927e643] Updated debian/watch file
* [7ce089a] Clean some patches
* [2ef1ea7] Added libsqlite3-dev as build-depend
* [ea1f7f5] Bumped policy version
* [2254715] New upstream release fixed FTBFS gcc4.5 (Closes: #565031)
* [abac6bb] Added Spanish translation to .desktop.
Thanks to Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña (JFS) (Closes: #537904)
* [ef94e6e] Added gksu launcher to .desktop.
Thanks to Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña (JFS) (Closes: #537903)
* [ed92c99] Lintian clean again
* [5e64767] Fixed manpage
2009-07-25 - Ghe Rivero <>
lshw (02.14-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Some lintian clean 
* Standars Version 3.8.2 
2008-05-11 - Ghe Rivero <>
lshw (02.13-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added patch sparc: FTBFS in sparc arch. (Closes: #480628)
2008-05-10 - Ghe Rivero <>
lshw (02.13-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- Fixe lshw: no output for memory (Closes: #456896) 
* Migrated dpatch to quilt
* Clean lintian  (no more copyright-without-copyright-notice)

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