Monday, December 24, 2012

Checking monitor age in Linux

If you need to check on how old a monitor is, and you can't get to said monitor (say its 100 miles away): you can easily find this out via SSH and regular user account.

egrep -iw "Manufacturer|Year" /var/log/Xorg.0.log

The output should be like the following...

[    65.775] (II) NOUVEAU(0): Manufacturer: DEL  Model: a023  Serial#: 827732812
[    65.775] (II) NOUVEAU(0): Year: 2006  Week: 27
[    65.775] (II) NOUVEAU(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0

Some IDs...

DEL -> Dell
ACI -> Asus
HWP -> Hewlett-Packard
HSD -> Hanns-G

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