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Lansweeper uses the dmidecode command-line utility to scan BIOS information on Linux computers. If dmidecode is not installed on your Linux distribution by default, a dmidecode scanning error can occur.

To resolve the Linux scanning error:

  1. Verify whether a HAL is installed on your computer through a graphical package manager, or by entering one of the following commands in the terminal:
    • Debian, Linux Mint, Ubuntu: dpkg -s dmidecode
    • Fedora, Mageia, Red Hat: rpm -q dmidecode
    • Sabayon: equery list dmidecode
  2. If it's not already, install the dmidecode utility. Use a graphical package manager or enter one of the following commands in the terminal:
    • Debian, Linux Mint, Ubuntu: apt-get install dmidecode
    • Fedora, Mageia, Red Hat: sudo yum install dmidecode
    • Mageia: sudo urpmi dmidecode
    • Sabayon: sudo equo install dmidecode
  3. To rescan your asset, go to Assets, select the asset you want to scan, then select Rescan asset

Your dmidecode error should now be resolved.

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