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Smolt is a basic hardware profiler. Its intended to be a profiler to get automated information from users. This should make it easier for our developers to do what they need to do. How can you help? Well look at the code and make it better. It's still in the very early stages but has good potential. Please contact Mike McGrath for more info.

Get Smolt

Wanting to download smolt? Either get the source below or:

(Note: If you can get smolt into another distribution. Please do! We need help in this area. Stop by #smolt on for details.)

Legacy Clients

If you're interested in running smolt on FC-3 or 4 please see the Clients page.


Smolt is developed to collect hardware profiles from end users in a opt-in method. It was originally written for Fedora and now also supports SuSE, Debian and Ubuntu. Support for Archlinux, Frugalware, Mythvantage, and Crux is in the support queue. It should be compatible with any system that uses HAL. Developers are encouraged to port it and make it available in other Linux distributions and operating systems. We will be happy to coordinate changes and merge any patches. For more information please see Scope


Smolt has a fine privacy policy. It can be found at PrivacyPolicy

Smolt RPC

Did you know that you can use JSON to interact with smolt? Check out SmoltProtocol

Help Wanted!!

Do you work with a Linux community? Please help us package and test the Smolt client for other operating systems. Drop me an email: mmcgrath

Whats done


  • User generated queries from the database
  • Better device info (both by popularity and by box)
  • Rating System
  • Errata support (wiki based)
  • Proper reporting tool
  • Integration with all popular Linux Operating Systems


  • Printable form of the hardware for authoring.
  • Support reporting from behind proxies or a way to report intranet clients

Use / Installation

Clients are now available for many Linux operating systems. Please see Usage for downloads and installation guides.


Come bug us at #smolt on freenode ( and tell us how much you love smolt.

Latest Releases

For a complete list of local wiki pages, see TitleIndex.