[lfs-support] LFS-BOOK-7.0:Section 8.3: Linux 3.1 Compilation.

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Tue Aug 14 13:40:46 PDT 2012

On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 12:13:12AM +0530, Emerson Yesupatham wrote:
> Hi Ken,
> >> Unfortunately, those only tell use about the distro, not about your
> >>machine.
> Emerson: In case I need to provide info about my Host PC HW, which command
> I should execute? Curious to know. WIll "lspci -v" be sufficient?
> Thanks,
> Emerson

 Mostly, you will get better answers from google :)  There aren't
many of us here, and we can probably only offer useful comments if
we have the same hardware (or, in BLFS, if you have to install
firmware - e.g. for some recent radeon graphics cards, when using
KMS, and for some network cards or maybe for wifi adaptors.  If
google can point you to what you have, it is quicker than asking a
question and waiting for replies.

 lspci -v is probably the main tool.  But, you might also want to
use lspci -n to get the numeric PCI IDs.  e.g. on the i3 I'm using
at the moment, -v tells me the following (and a lot more) about the
VGA chip:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation
Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
(prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

but lspci -n shows me a list including
00:02.0 0300: 8086:0102 (rev 09)

 If I paste that line into google, the first hit is for a problem
with intel Sandy Bridge graphics.  Yes, I remember this machine has
Sandy Bridge, so the example is contrived - but I've had to do
something similar for network cards, to find which variant of a
driver was the right one.

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