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Recommended update for hwinfo


(Last modified: 05DEC2005)

solutions Recommended update for hwinfo SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ba9b54b41e754056be2be23afea4e3f2)

Applies to

Package: hwinfo
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-10598
Release: 20051205
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

  • smbios detection: don't assume dmi records start below 1MB (#117734)
  • dto, for smp info (#112699)
  • fixed access to undefined memory (#54238)
  • don't access pci config space in BIOS code (#104961)
  • fix unaligned accesses (#97838)
  • forcedeth info update - fixes nforce network card detection (#93649, #94571)
  • hwscan probes for less things on s390 (to speed things up, #83366)
  • look at smbios data for smp detection, too (port from sl 9.2, #81465)
  • find xen network cards (#115361)
  • mpt fusion driver info update
  • added Intel 945G support (#114942)
  • better support for virtual i/o hardware on ppc (#119592)


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh hwinfo.rpm hwinfo-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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