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Is there a way to find what motherboard model I have?

If yes, how, please?

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up vote 36 down vote accepted

There's also some great graphical tools that show you not just your motherboard info, but all info about your computer.

  1. Hardinfo


    Search for the hardinfo package in the Software Center or run sudo apt-get install hardinfo from the command line. The motherboard make and model can be found on the Devices > DMI page.

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  2. GPU-G


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  3. lshw-gtk – graphical frontend for lshw command

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  4. Perlmon


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This will directly show you motherboard info

sudo dmidecode -t 2

You can also try these:



sudo dmidecode | more
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I wish this was the accepted answer and that I could remember that forever. No more pausing during bios boot, no more opening the case, no need to install anything. –  bksunday Oct 29 '14 at 22:04

You can also use lshw, although you will need to install it from the repositories. It is usually run with sudo as that allows it to probe your devices and accurately report back information. Just run

sudo lshw  

and the first entries in the results will detail your system and the motherboard and the bios, like in the example below:

       description: Motherboard
       product: Aspire 1700
       vendor: acer
       physical id: 0
       version: 0303
       serial: None
          description: BIOS
          vendor: acer
          physical id: 0
          version: 3C13
          date: 05/12/04
          size: 109KiB
          capacity: 448KiB
          capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp smartbattery biosbootspecification

lshw will give you a lot of other information as well; if you want any particular data in future you can run, for example, sudo lshw -class video to find out about your graphics card. For a listing of the hardware classes lshw analyses, enter sudo lshw -short. For more information on the program, enter man lshw in the terminal or visit the Ubuntu manpages.

As Schweinsteiger has noted, dmidecode is also a useful tool for reporting on motherboard info.

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