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Unix / Linux Hardware

Here you will find information about Linux and Unix hardware such as Servers, Laptops, Workstations and Routers. Tutorials includes getting hardware information, troubleshooting hardware issues, configuration and installation of various hardware devices on the system ( rss/feed )

How can I use dd command on a Linux to test I/O performance of my hard disk drive? How do I check the performance of a hard drive including the read and write speed on a Linux operating systems?
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I want test my Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Unix-like server entirely for high load and monitoring the health under stress. How can I stress out my CPU, memory, I/O, and disk stress and more with stress test tool on a Linux or Unix-like systems?
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I know keeping a FreeBSD server up to date is a very important. How can I apply binary system patches and updates to a new installation of FreeBSD 10 server?
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I'm using Dell / Lenovo laptop with Broadcom's IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n based wireless card. How can I install Broadcom-wl STA BCM4322 Wireless driver on a Fedora Linux version 20?
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Sometime my VLC application gets crashed on a Mac OS X system. The screen goes blank and VLC stays hang running on my desktop or MacBook. How can I solve this issue and quit an unresponsive VLC application on a Mac OS X without a hard reboot?
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FreeBSD 9.1: HowTo Load a Kernel Module

I am a new FreeBSD Unix users. I am using FreeBSD version 9.1 and how do I load a kernel module called drm using command line option?
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I have installed Debian or Ubuntu Linux on Dell Inspiron / Latitude / Precision / Vostro laptop. How do I see the current CPU temperature? How do I control and see fan status on Dell laptop?
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