[Wolves] What's Your Linux Machine?

Adam Sweet adamsweet at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 15:03:55 UTC 2020

On 06/03/2020 12:07, Adam Sweet wrote:
> So, what is your Linux machine?
If anybody else is thinking about replying but isn't sure how to find
the specs you can try some of the following.

Command line:

lshw | less # list hardware
free -m # RAM in MB
lscpu # list CPU info
lspci # list PCI hardware - normally you'd see your graphics, sound and
ethernet cards here
lsusb # list USB hardware
sudo fdisk -l # prints out disk/partition information

You probably want the /dev/sda disk device or /dev/sdb, depending on
what type of disks you have and whether Linux is on your first second
disk, e.g.

sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda

If you have snaps installed you probably have loads of /dev/loopX device
which you can ignore. You can ignore anything with a udev or tmpfs.

If you're running vanilla Ubuntu you can also clock the upper right
power button menu, then the 'cog' icon, then Details at the bottom of
the window that appears, then About to see some basic hardware information.

You can also run the Gnome Disks utility to see some information about
your disks by pressing the Super or Windows key on your keyboard and
typing 'disks', then clicking its icon when it appears.

These two GUI methods may well exist on other Gnome based desktops, but
I don't know what methods exist on other desktops.

Come on now, don't be shy.


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