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I know that for example:

lshw - Shows all the info for all hardware.
lsusb - Shows all connected USB devices.
lspci - Shows all PCI connected devices including AGP, PCIex and any other related.
cat /proc/meminfo - Shows information about the memory.
cat /proc/cpuinfo - Show information about the CPU.
hdparm -Ii /dev/sda - Shows information about the HDD.

But what about the motherboard. lshw is too generic. Is there a specific command for the motherboard. To show what the motherboard is capable of, name, version, slots, etc.. Information specific to the motherboard.

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Try dmidecode

dmidecode --type baseboard
# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.5 present.

Handle 0x0200, DMI type 2, 9 bytes
Base Board Information
    Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
    Product Name: 0D8635
    Version: A01
    Serial Number: ..CN6970265R0638.

Handle 0x0A00, DMI type 10, 10 bytes
On Board Device 1 Information
    Type: Video
    Status: Enabled
    Description: Embedded ATI ES1000 Video

On Board Device 2 Information
    Type: Ethernet
    Status: Enabled
    Description: Embedded Broadcom 5708 NIC 1

On Board Device 3 Information
    Type: Ethernet
    Status: Enabled
    Description: Embedded Broadcom 5708 NIC 2

For additional options, use dmidecode --type

dmidecode --type

dmidecode: option `--type' requires an argument
Type number or keyword expected
Valid type keywords are:
    bios
    system
    baseboard
    chassis
    processor
    memory
    cache
    connector
    slot

=)

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Did not know about the --type thingy there. Thanks bodhi –  Luis Alvarado Feb 29 '12 at 23:35
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It is more or less an error message, but helpful. –  bodhi.zazen Feb 29 '12 at 23:36

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