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insanity99
January 27th, 2009, 06:37 PM
like in windows iwould use dxdiag

overdrank
January 27th, 2009, 06:40 PM
like in windows iwould use dxdiag

Hi and you can install Sysinfo or use the command in the terminal
lshw

OffAxis
January 27th, 2009, 07:18 PM
you can also have that output an html page for easier viewing.


sudo lshw -html > mySpecs.html

rdmike
January 27th, 2009, 07:29 PM
I don't meanto hijack this thread but I just tried pasting that command [sudo lshw -html > mySpecs.html] into my terminal and, after giving my password, all I saw was the term PCI sys and them poof nothing but the standard command prompt. Did I ere in what I entered?

philinux
January 27th, 2009, 07:34 PM
I don't meanto hijack this thread but I just tried pasting that command [sudo lshw -html > mySpecs.html] into my terminal and, after giving my password, all I saw was the term PCI sys and them poof nothing but the standard command prompt. Did I ere in what I entered?

It puts the file into your home/username folder.

mkvnmtr
January 27th, 2009, 07:37 PM
There is an app in the package manager called sysinfo that should give you everything you need in a very easy to understand format.

boof1988
January 27th, 2009, 07:45 PM
It puts the file into your home/username folder.

I believe it puts the file in your current directory.



user@host:~$ # if commanad is issued from here, the file goes in user's home directory
user@host:~/Desktop$ # if command is issued from here, the file goes in user's Desktop directory
etc.


Please do correct me if I am wrong (or inaccurate) about this. :p

stchman
January 27th, 2009, 08:21 PM
like in windows iwould use dxdiag

Ubuntu has a cool app called sysinfo.



sudo apt-get install sysinfo


Then go to Applications--->System Tools--->Sysinfo

Gives you all the skinny in a nice GUI.

insanity99
January 27th, 2009, 08:38 PM
thanks guys quick and helpful replies as usual :D

spcwingo
January 27th, 2009, 08:41 PM
You can also try hardinfo. It's also in the repos.

MockY
January 27th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Ubuntu has a cool app called sysinfo.



sudo apt-get install sysinfo


Then go to Applications--->System Tools--->Sysinfo

Gives you all the skinny in a nice GUI.

Bizarrely, I have never heard of this app. Very nice, though under Storage, I would like the actual size of the drive should be displayed and not just the name. It is easy to find elsewhere, but that is just my personal preference.
Thank you for the tip.

eb sol
May 17th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Thanks spcwingo ,, amazing app :) ..