Hardware Probe

A tool to probe for hardware, check operability and find drivers.


Probe is a snapshot of your computer hardware state and system logs. The tool checks operability of devices by analysis of logs and returns a permanent url to view the probe of the computer. Share your probes and logs with Linux developers in order to help debug and fix problems on your computer.

Most important hardware related logs are dumped (anonymously) to the following GitHub repositories:


Install the package:

sudo dnf install hw-probe


Create a probe:

sudo -E hw-probe -all -upload


]$ sudo -E hw-probe -all -upload

Probe for hardware ... Ok
Reading logs ... Ok
Uploaded to DB, Thank you!

Probe URL: https://linux-hardware.org/?probe=b394035f90


Private information (including the username, machine's hostname, IP addresses, MAC addresses and serial numbers) is NOT uploaded to the database.

The tool uploads 32-byte prefix of salted SHA512 hash of MAC addresses and serial numbers to properly identify unique computers and hard drives. All the data is uploaded securely via HTTPS.