If you don’t know about inxi, you’re either really new to Linux or you’ve been living under a rock. It’s a tool to give you information about your computer. So, what is inxi? This is what ‘man inxi’ has to say:
inxi is a command line system information script built for for console and IRC. It is
also used for forum technical support, as a debugging tool, to quickly ascertain user
system configuration and hardware. inxi shows system hardware, CPU, drivers, Xorg,
Desktop, Kernel, GCC version(s), Processes, RAM usage, and a wide variety of other
It’s actually fairly complicated and has a ton of options. So, what’s the best?
Personally, I have ‘inxi’ aliased to be ‘inxi -v 5’. It gives me a great deal of information and generally has all the information I’d be looking for.
Here’s an example output from one of my older computers that I’m running VMs on:
As you can see, that’s a lot of information and that’s exactly the information I (and others) need to know to help you in many situations. So, when I ask for your inxi output, that’s exactly what I want to see.