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.About Me: I'm just some retired dude with a little bit more free time on my hands. If you want to support the site, why not help yourself out too by ordering some inexpensive web hosting so that you can start your own site?
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By the way, it’s almost certainly in your default repos and you can almost certainly install it with your package manager.