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I have remote access to a computer, and I need to find out what kind of expansion slots is has, if they are PCI, or PCI-E, or something else. How can I do this from a shell? What commands are there that would report the type and number of expansion slots?

Any help would be appreciated.

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

dmidecode should display the information regarding the slots on your system.

The command needs to be run as root.

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You could also try lspci -vvv, but I'm not sure if it will work with a remote machine.

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