Troubleshooting Hardware Problems in Linux

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It can take some time to troubleshoot and solve hardware-related issues on Linux. Even highly experienced sysadmins sometimes spend hours working to solve mysterious hardware and software discrepancies.

The following tips should make it quicker and easier to troubleshoot hardware in Linux. Many different things can cause problems with Linux hardware; before you start trying to diagnose them, it’s smart to learn about the most common issues and where you’re most likely to find them.

Quick-diagnosing devices, modules, and drivers

The first step in troubleshooting usually is to display a list of the hardware installed on your Linux server. You can obtain detailed information on the hardware using ls commands such as lspcilsblklscpu, and lsscsi.

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