This is all I get:

sudo lshw -C memory
       description: System memory
       physical id: 0
       size: 7981MiB

sudo lshw doesn't give any more info. lshw used to show individual memory banks.

What am I doing wrong?


use :

 lshw -class memory

try it without sudo .

or use sudo dmidecode --type 17


You can type this at terminal dmidecode


This is yet another regression bug of 16.04.

See this bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lshw/+bug/1586473

As you can see in the link if you build lshw from source it works properly.

sudo apt-get source lshw
sudo checkinstall



Indeed this seems to be a bug with the lshw shipped with Ubuntu 15.10 and 16.04.

Similar to Kat Amsteram's answer, I fixed the issue by running:

sudo apt-get source lshw
sudo make
sudo make install

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