[sf-lug] i586 ThinkPad CD-ROM problems

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Nov 12 18:23:37 PST 2007

Quoting Asheesh Laroia (asheesh at asheesh.org):


> First of all, these don't need to be run as root.
> Secondly, they're only marginally heplful.  On this ThinkPad Pentium M 
> running Ubuntu $HOSTTPYE is 486.

In fact, _none_ of those commands will give you more than the very
vaguest notion of what model ThinkPad they're running on.  As a general
rule, you really simply cannot determine the make/model of a machine
programmatically.  Eyeball grep is required.

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