Dmidecode error during Linux scanning

Dmidecode is used by Lansweeper to scan BIOS information on Linux computers. On some Linux distributions, dmidecode may not be installed by default. These machines may generate dmidecode errors during scanning.

If you see a dmidecode related error on a Linux computer's Lansweeper webpage, do the following:

  1. Verify whether dmidecode is installed on the computer. Use a graphical package manager or enter one of the commands below in the console.
    - Debian, Linux Mint, Ubuntu:
    dpkg -s dmidecode
    - Fedora, Mageia, Red Hat:
    rpm -q dmidecode
    - Gentoo, Sabayon:
    equery list dmidecode
  2. Install dmidecode, if it's not already installed. Use a graphical package manager or enter one of the commands below in the console.
    - Debian, Linux Mint, Ubuntu:
    sudo apt-get install dmidecode
    - Fedora, Red Hat:
    sudo yum install dmidecode
    - Mageia:
    sudo urpmi dmidecode
    - Sabayon:
    sudo equo install dmidecode
  3. Rescan the computer by clicking the Assets link at the top of the web console, ticking the checkbox in front of the machine and hitting the Rescan button on the left. You can then verify whether the dmidecode error is resolved.

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