Optical drive information using inxi
nomko
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Hi everybody,

What do i need to type in the terminal when i want the info of my optical driver (cd/dvd drive)? The inxi wiki isn't really helping me ouit with this.

Many thanks!
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techAdmin
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try the help menu, inxi -h or inxi --help

or try the man page, man inxi

In general, it's a good idea to try the basics before you ask for help.

This would show you many options, one of which is -d

That help menu is more or less also on the inxi wiki page, so it doesn't look like you looked much, though I agree finding things on the wiki thing is not that easy, but then again, we don't spend much time on that wiki, it's always the last thing I update, for example, if I even update it..
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nomko
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that's what i did but can't figure out how to use the -d code. i tried everything but only getting error messages.
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anticapitalista
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:: Code ::
inxi -d
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 480.1GB (52.6% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600AAJS size: 160.0GB
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: ST3320620AS size: 320.1GB
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: N/A dev-links: cdrom
           Features: speed: 48x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram

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nomko
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:: anticapitalista wrote ::

Sorry for the late reply! But it worked!
Thanks!
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