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9/28/2010

New linux tool for Dell users

It's called "libsmbios2"
This tools provides BIOS information + editing directly from command line.

Installation:

sudo apt-get install libsmbios2


Available Commands:


smbios-get-ut-data
smbios-lcd-brightness
smbios-passwd
smbios-rbu-bios-update
smbios-state-byte-ctl
smbios-sys-info
smbios-sys-info-lite
smbios-token-ctl
smbios-upflag-ctl
smbios-wakeup-ctl
smbios-wireless-ctl


and they need "sudo" for issuing the commands.

e.g.


ptantiku@ptantiku-desktop:~$ sudo smbios-sys-info
Libsmbios version:      2.2.13
Product Name:           XPS M1330
Vendor:                 Dell Inc.
BIOS Version:           A14
System ID:              0xXXXX
Service Tag:            XXXXXX
Express Service Code:   XXXXXXXXXXXX
Asset Tag:             
Property Ownership Tag:  


or think like
ptantiku@ptantiku-desktop:~$ sudo smbios-wireless-ctl --info
Libsmbios version : 2.2.13
smbios-wireless-ctl version : 2.2.13
Wireless Info:
Hardware switch supported
Hardware switch is On
WiFi Locator supported
Wireless Keyboard not supported
NVRAM Size: 256 bytes
NVRAM format version: 1

Radio Status for WLAN:
WLAN enabled at boot
WLAN supported
WLAN enabled
WLAN installed
WLAN controlled by wireless switch at boot
WLAN runtime switch control currently enabled
Status Code: 0

Radio Status for Bluetooth:
Bluetooth enabled at boot
Bluetooth supported
Bluetooth enabled
Bluetooth installed
Bluetooth controlled by wireless switch at boot
Bluetooth runtime switch control currently enabled
Status Code: 0

Radio Status for WWAN:
WWAN enabled at boot
WWAN supported
WWAN disabled
WWAN not installed
WWAN controlled by wireless switch at boot
WWAN runtime switch control currently enabled
Status Code: 2

Wireless Switch Configuration
WLAN switch control: on
Bluetooth switch control: on
WWAN switch control: on
switch config: not locked
WiFi locator: enabled
WiFi Locator config: not locked

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