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[Solved] Linux alternative to Speccy?

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Hi, I recently turned my old, nearly dead HP Pavilion x360 convertible laptop in to a purely Linux machine to play around with.

It’s now dead, and so I want to change the current HDD and upgrade the RAM from 4GB to 16GB. My question is, before I go and buy the new chips, how do I find out what the exact specs of my laptops’ motherboard and RAM type?

Someone at work mentioned Speccy, but is this available on Linux? Or is there a terminal command I can use?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
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Re: Linux alternative to Speccy?

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System Profiler and Benchmark / HardInfo

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardInfo

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Re: Linux alternative to Speccy?

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You can get a very detailed hardware report by opening a terminal and enter or copy/paste:

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sudo lshw -html > hardware.html
That will make a file in your home directory named hardware.html
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Re: Linux alternative to Speccy?

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if you feel adventurous try i-nex

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gambas-team/gambas3
apt update
then download i-nex_7.6.0-0-bzr977-20161012.deb

it's a project on hold, the fonts are very small in the app and the dark theme variation on it conflicts with some colors but it does find some useful things.
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Re: Linux alternative to Speccy?

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i agree with MrGrimm...hardinfo is even more expansive than speccy...here is an easy way to install it if you want it...take note that it actually has 2 different names for the same program...dont know why...copy and paste code into your terminal and then just download it is all...no 3rd party, outside PPA involved...when you go to the menu to find hardinfo it will actually be called "System Profiler and Benchmark...DAMIEN


Install System Profiler and Benchmark

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sudo apt install hardinfo
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Re: Linux alternative to Speccy?

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Thanks everyone!
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Re: Linux alternative to Speccy?

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all41 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:56 pm
You can get a very detailed hardware report by opening a terminal and enter or copy/paste:

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sudo lshw -html > hardware.html
That will make a file in your home directory named hardware.html
The advantage to this one is that the user does not have to install or even download anything - just open a terminal window and type/paste in the command. Or even just the basic

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sudo lshw
as the rest just places the information into a file so the user doesn't have to read it directly from the terminal.

Disadvantages, lol... I just ran the command out of curiosity and it told me that my computer has six gigabytes of RAM (which I knew). But it also told me that I had two gigabytes in bank 0, none in bank 1, four gigabytes in bank 3. And that, out of my four available battery slots, only one of them contains a battery. The only problem with this information is that my laptop only has TWO RAM slots and ONE battery slot.

So, in terms of information, it gets an A. In terms of accurate information, though....

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Re: Linux alternative to Speccy?

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trytip wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:17 pm
if you feel adventurous try i-nex

Code: Select all

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gambas-team/gambas3
apt update
then download i-nex_7.6.0-0-bzr977-20161012.deb

it's a project on hold, the fonts are very small in the app and the dark theme variation on it conflicts with some colors but it does find some useful things.

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curious why the terminal if you have the.deb file?

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Re: Linux alternative to Speccy?

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MrGrimm wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:36 am
curious why the terminal if you have the.deb file?
crap i was doing some cleaning in my image hosting and deleted lot's of images that i used here for posting :lol: i probably used the terminal because i-nex installs two desktop icons one for the library and one for the main program. i also use the terminal for newly installed software just in case it gives some error or information
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Re: Linux alternative to Speccy?

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trytip wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:16 am
MrGrimm wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:36 am
curious why the terminal if you have the.deb file?
crap i was doing some cleaning in my image hosting and deleted lot's of images that i used here for posting :lol: i probably used the terminal because i-nex installs two desktop icons one for the library and one for the main program. i also use the terminal for newly installed software just in case it gives some error or information
oh o.k. thanks for explaining, much appreciated. can you please have a look here? thanks


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