Linux – lspci command to list and find out more information about all PCI devices

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lspci is a command for displaying information about all PCI buses in the system and all devices connected to them.


lspci is useful when you want to diagnose problems or when you want to report bugs related to pci devices.

Report PCI devices bugs

$ lspci -vvx

See how PCI devices connected to PCI bus

With -t option you can see PCI layout in a tree format. You can see exactly all buses, bridges, devices and connections between them on your server/PC PCI bus.
$ lspci -t

      |            +-02.1
      |            \-05.0

Please note that your master PCI bus is 00. It is better to use -v option with -t to get detailed information:

$ lspci -tv


-[00]-+-00.0  Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface
      +-02.0  Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device
      +-1d.0  Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1
      +-1d.1  Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2
      +-1d.2  Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3
      +-1d.7  Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller
      +-1e.0-[01]--+-02.0  Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture
      |            +-02.1  Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture
      |            \-05.0  Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
      +-1f.0  Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge
      +-1f.1  Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller
      +-1f.3  Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller
      \-1f.5  Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller

See also:

  • Please consult man page of lspci for more information.


Posted by: Vivek Gite

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