Is there any built-in software or terminal method allowing me to view the hardware profiles on my system? Windows equivalent of such a feature would be Device Manager.
There are a few options:
There are several ways to gather hardware information. I will post all the possibilities I know. For further information on any of the programs please consult their man pages.
It will present a very detailed list of pretty much every component. To get a shorter list representation you can use the
You can make it output the information in several ways.
It does also present the components in a very detailed fashion. Here the
I don't know of any one-in-all solution to dis/enable hardware or drivers. Drivers generally are kernel modules which you can enable (add) and disable (remove) using the
HardwareLiSter is a useful tool that can show you detailed info on all the hardware on your system in a nice GUI interface.
If you prefer to use a terminal try
lshw is a very good command that tells you a very detailed information of your hardware. If you don't want to install something else like hardinfo then it will be very good command. But use lshw (you can say list hardware to remember this command) with -html or -xml options to get the information in more interactive way.
Here it illustrates
Now just open .html or .xml files created in your current directory to get a complete description of your hardware.