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Operating Systems Linux Red Hat How to tell if your platform is real or VMWare? Post 302339754 by lbholde on Friday 31st of July 2009 09:25:30 AM
Old 07-31-2009
Thank you! I also found this: dmidecode | more

That command shows you whether it's VMware, Dell, HP, etc. It shows things like the Dell service tag, bios, etc.
 

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vmmouse_detect(1)					      General Commands Manual						 vmmouse_detect(1)

NAME
vmmouse_detect - VMware mouse device autodetection tool SYNOPSIS
vmmouse_detect OPTIONS
vmmouse_detect has no options DESCRIPTION
vmmouse_detect is a tool for detecting if running in a VMware environment where vmmouse is used. It exits with a 0 return value if the vmmouse client is enabled, and 1 if not. DIAGNOSTICS
vmmouse_detect's exit status is used to communicate information. 0 vmmouse_detect found a mouse and exited normally. 1 Either the vmmouse client was not enabled, or it is not being run from within a VMware virtual machine. BUGS
Please report bugs in vmmouse_detect <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mdetect/vmmouse_detect>. AUTHORS
vmmouse_detect is copyright 2007 VMware, Inc. LICENSING
The vmmouse_detect source code is licensed under a BSD-like license. See COPYING for details. This manual page is licensed under the GNU General Public License. SEE ALSO
mdetect(1), XFree86(1) X Version 11 xf86-input-vmmouse 13.0.0 vmmouse_detect(1)

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