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Many times you needed to check your computers hardware information for different reasons. Maybe you needed to find the correct driver, or just to check what hardware you have. For Windows you can find different tools which will help you to check hardware information but for Linux are not so many of them. In this article I will show you some tools that you can use with the command line and graphical interface to check your computers hardware information in Linux.

1. lshw

lshw is a small tool that can extract detailed information about your hardware configuration of your system. It can also get memory information, motherboard information, CPU version, cache configuration. If you don’t have lshw installed on your Linux you will have to install i and also use it through terminal.

To install lshw on Debian or Ubuntu, run the following command.

sudo apt-get install lshw

To install lshw on Arch Linux, run the following command.

sudo pacman -S lshw

To get a full list of hardware info in details, run the following command.

sudo lshw

To get a short list of hardware info, run the following command.

sudo lshw -short

To get information about one specific hardware class, for example processor run the following command.

sudo lshw -class processor

 

2. lshw-gtk

lshw-gtk is a graphical user interface for lshw. It display the same information about your hardware configuration but in GUI.

To install lshw-gtk on Debian or Ubuntu, run the following command.

sudo apt-get install lshw-gtk

Or click the link: Install lshw-gtk

lshw-gtk screenshot

 

 

3. hwinfo

hwinfo is another tool which will help you to get the hardware info of your system. hwinfo can give you more details about the system hardware specifications, and the data looks more organized.

To install hwinfo on Debian or Ubuntu, run the following command.

sudo apt-get install hwinfo

To install hwinfo on Arch Linux, run the following command.

sudo pacman -S hwinfo

To use hwinfo you don’t need root. To get a complete report about your hardware run this command.

hwinfo

To get information about one specific hardware class, for example processor run the following command.

hwinfo –processor

 

4. HardInfo

HardInfor is a GUI program that can display information about your system hardware and about your operating system, something which is not available for previous programs. HardInfo can display such information about your operating system such as: deskop resolution. available languages, uptime, load average, filessystem info and more. For hardware info it displays all hardware listed.

To install HardInfo on Debian or Ubuntu, run the following command.

sudo apt-get install hardinfo

Or click link to install: Install HardInfo

To install HardInfo on Fedora Linux, run the following command.

sydo yum install hardinfo

hardinfo screenshot

 

5. SysInfo

SysInfo is a light weigh program to show hardware information. It can show what versions of Gnome, Kernel, Xorg or gcc you have. Detailed information about CPU, Memory, Storage, Hardware and information about only NVDIA graphic cards only if you have drivers  installed.

To install SysInfo on Debian or Ubuntu, run the following command.

sudo apt-get install sysinfo

Or click the link: Install SysInfo

sysinfo screenshot

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