We already have shown different applications and ways to find the system and hardware information on Linux. In that series, today we will see how to find such details using inxi. It can be used for forum technical support, as a debugging tool, to quickly ascertain user system configuration and hardware.
Inxi is a command line tool that can be used to find the complete system and hardware details such as;
- GCC version,
- RAM usage,
- and other useful information.
Inxi is available in the default repositories of most modern GNU/Linux operating systems. So, we can simply install it by running the following commands.
On Debian based system:
sudo apt-get install inxi
sudo yum install inxi
On RHEL based systems:
Install EPEL repository:
sudo yum install epel-release
Then, install inxi using command:
sudo yum install inxi
To find the quick view of the system information, run the following command from Terminal.
CPU~Dual core Intel Core i3-2350M CPU (-HT-MCP-) clocked at Min:800.000Mhz Max:1200.000Mhz Kernel~3.13.0-45-generic x86_64 Up~6:41 Mem~1537.7/3861.3MB HDD~500.1GB(52.5% used) Procs~183 Client~Shell inxi~1.9.17
Ofcourse, we can retrieve a particular hardware details. For example to retrieve the Audio/Sound hardware details, run the following command:
Audio: Card: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-45-generic
Cool, isn’t it?
Likewise, you can retrieve the details of Graphic card information.
Graphics: Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: [email protected] GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.0
What about harddisk information? That’s also possible. To view the full harddisk information, run the following command.
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (52.5% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST9601325BD size: 500.1GB
To display the Bios and Motherboard details:
Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron N5050 Mobo: Dell model: 01HXXJ version: A05 Bios: Dell version: A05 date: 08/03/2012
Not only hardware details, it can also displays the list of available repositories in our system.
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://ubuntu.excellmedia.net/archive/ trusty main restricted deb-src http://ubuntu.excellmedia.net/archive/ trusty main restricted deb http://ubuntu.excellmedia.net/archive/ trusty-updates main restricted deb-src http://ubuntu.excellmedia.net/archive/ trusty-updates main restricted deb http://ubuntu.excellmedia.net/archive/ trusty universe . . Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intellinuxgraphics.list deb https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/14.04/main trusty main #Intel Graphics drivers Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linrunner-tlp-trusty.list Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wseverin-ppa-trusty.list deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wseverin/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
Inxi will also display the Weather details of your location. Surprised? Yes, It should.
inxi -W Erode,Tamilnadu
Here Erode is the District and Tamilnadu is a state in India.
Weather: Conditions: 79 F (26 C) - Clear Time: February 4, 6:00 PM IST
Viewing Complete Hardware details
Tired of finding each hardware details? Well, you can list all details at once using command:
System: Host: sk Kernel: 3.13.0-45-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.5.2) Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron N5050 Mobo: Dell model: 01HXXJ version: A05 Bios: Dell version: A05 date: 08/03/2012 CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3-2350M CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 1000.00 MHz 3: 800.00 MHz 4: 800.00 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: [email protected] GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.0 Audio: Card: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-45-generic Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k IF: wlan0 state: up mac: Card-2: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169 IF: eth0 state: down mac: Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (52.5% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST9500325AS size: 500.1GB Partition: ID: / size: 455G used: 245G (57%) fs: ext4 ID: /boot size: 236M used: 159M (72%) fs: ext2 ID: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 64.5C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 186 Uptime: 6:52 Memory: 1547.2/3861.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
As you see in the above, inxi displays the complete hardware details.
For more details, refer the man pages.
Are you searching for a simple tool which displays your complete system and hardware details? Then, don’t look anywhere, inxi will give you what actually want. And, it is light weight tool available in your default repositories. What else you want more? Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.