The lspci command is used to display detailed information about all PCI buses and devices in the server or desktop or laptop powered by Linux operating system. It is based on a common portable library libpci which offers access to the PCI configuration space on a variety of operating systems. Let us see how to use various command to view PCI devices info on CentOS 7 and RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7).
Why do I get “-bash: lspci: command not found” error?
The following error indicates that the lspci command not installed on your system when you install CentOS server or it was removed:
The fix to see PCI devices info on CentOS 7 and RedHat Enterprise Linux 7
Simply install the pciutils package on CentOS/RHEL 7 server:
# yum install pciutils
Update the PCI ID list
To download new version of the PCI ID list, enter:
How do I list all PCI devices?
Type the following command to view PCI devices info on CentOS 7 or RHEL 7:
# lspci [options]
# lspci | more
# lspci -t -v
How to see wifi PCI devices info on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7
Run the lspci command and filter out information using the grep command or egrep command:
lspci | egrep -i 'wifi|wireless'
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev bb)
Guess what the following command does?
# lspci | egrep -i 'eth|network|wifi|wireless'
Want to find out wifi or Ethernet driver name on a CentOS 7 or RedHat Enterprise Linux 7? Try:
lspci -s 04:00.0 -v
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev bb) Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 57 Memory at c1500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K] Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3 Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+ Capabilities:  Express Endpoint, MSI 00 Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting Capabilities:  Device Serial Number 7c-5c-f8-ff-ff-8e-33-a2 Capabilities: [14c] Latency Tolerance Reporting Capabilities:  Vendor Specific Information: ID=cafe Rev=1 Len=014 <?> Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi Kernel modules: iwlwifi
See “Linux Find Wireless Driver Chipset Information” for more info.
Here is a list of all options from lspci man page:
Basic display modes: -mm Produce machine-readable output (single -m for an obsolete format) -t Show bus tree Display options: -v Be verbose (-vv for very verbose) -k Show kernel drivers handling each device -x Show hex-dump of the standard part of the config space -xxx Show hex-dump of the whole config space (dangerous; root only) -xxxx Show hex-dump of the 4096-byte extended config space (root only) -b Bus-centric view (addresses and IRQ's as seen by the bus) -D Always show domain numbers Resolving of device ID's to names: -n Show numeric ID's -nn Show both textual and numeric ID's (names & numbers) -q Query the PCI ID database for unknown ID's via DNS -qq As above, but re-query locally cached entries -Q Query the PCI ID database for all ID's via DNS Selection of devices: -s [[[[<domain>]:]<bus>]:][<slot>][.[<func>]] Show only devices in selected slots -d [<vendor>]:[<device>] Show only devices with specified ID's Other options: -i <file> Use specified ID database instead of /usr/share/hwdata/pci.ids -p <file> Look up kernel modules in a given file instead of default modules.pcimap -M Enable `bus mapping' mode (dangerous; root only) PCI access options: -A <method> Use the specified PCI access method (see `-A help' for a list) -O <par>=<val> Set PCI access parameter (see `-O help' for a list) -G Enable PCI access debugging -H <mode> Use direct hardware access (<mode> = 1 or 2) -F <file> Read PCI configuration dump from a given file
You just learned how to use lspci and other command line utilties to find out information about your PCI devices on a CentOS 7 or RHEL 7. The PCI Utilities are a collection of Linux utilities for inspecting and manipulating configuration of PCI devices. I suggest you read the following info:
- Linux Command To Find the System Configuration And Hardware Information
- Linux List Hardware Information Command
- 8 Linux Commands: To Find Out Wireless Network Speed, Signal Strength And Other Information
- See the official page here.