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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:04 am 
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On Windows machines it is normally possible to determine the system ID (e.g. 2373-72U) in software.

Is there a way to do this in Linux? I thought tp_smapi was supposed to support this, but if it does, I have been unable to find it.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:09 am 
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this seems to work on debian:

dmesg | grep thinkpad_acpi

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:45 am 
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rhombus wrote:
On Windows machines it is normally possible to determine the system ID (e.g. 2373-72U) in software.

Is there a way to do this in Linux? I thought tp_smapi was supposed to support this, but if it does, I have been unable to find it.


It's possible for the thinkpad_acpi messages to get pushed out of the kernel message ring buffer. A more reliable approach might be to read the values in /sys/class/dmi/id specifically the board_name field. If you're root, you can also find the information by running /usr/sbin/dmidecode.


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Welcome to the forum etherfish and thanks for the heads up on dmidecode, lots of useful information in there.

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