hwada is free and open-source tool that provides hardware identification and configuration data. It comes with a database of configuration information such as PCI ids, XFree86/Xorg cards and more. hwdata is a great tool when you need to add hardware identification capabilities.
This tutorial has been tested on Ubuntu 22 Ubunut 20, Ubuntu 18, and Ubuntu 16
To follow along with this tutorial, you will need:
- A running installation of Ubuntu
- A sudo or root account.
hwdata with apt
The simplest method to setup the
hwdata package on your system is by using the apt package manager.
Start by updating your system packages as:
sudo apt-get update
Once updated, run the command below to install the
sudo apt-get install -y hwdata
The command will prompt you to enter the password for the
sudo account. Proceed to provide the password and install the package.
You can also use the commands:
sudo apt install -y hwdata sudo aptitude install -y hwdata
To remove the
hwdata package, you can run the command:
sudo apt-get remove hwdata
hwdata configuration files and dependencies, use the autoremove command as:
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge -y hwdata
And with that, you have come to the end of this article.
In this short tutorial, we covered how to install the
hwdata package in your Ubuntu system.
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