It is usual that some user on [easyazon_link asin=”111821854X” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”wn0d5-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”] Linux [/easyazon_link] systems struggle to find what hardware specs are on their systems. There is an entire ocean of commands to check hardware information as well as quite a few gui tools like hardinfo, sysinfo etc on the desktop, but having a generic command line tool is far more useful. Here is the great tool I have discovered just by accident – Inxi. Inxi is a set of scripts that will detect a whole lot of information about the hardware, including vendor details, device driver configuration etc. And most importantly, it will print everything in easy to read format.
# Ubuntu/Debian users $ sudo apt-get install inxi # CentOS/Fedora users $ sudo yum install inxi
If inxi is not present on your distro, then install it by following the instructions here https://code.google.com/p/inxi/wiki/Installation How you use it – Inxi comes with plenty of options, my favourite and simple use is this command line:
$ inxi -c 5 -b - c is for color output and you can use number from 0 to 32 - b is for basic info which has enough information about system to start
Here are some uses of inxi command:
# List basic info inxi -c 5 -b #List Sound card info inxi -AG #list ip address and network cards details (both wan and lan) inxi -ni #Print out the information about hard drive partitions inxi -p #Show motherboard, Bios, S/N inxi -M #more than Basic (-b) but it does not include everything that inxi is capable of reporting inxi -Fi #Show distro specific information on the system inxi -r
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