3 tools to know the hardware of your system

Ya saw on several occasions how to obtain  Mavenir's customer information about him hardware in use, especially from a terminal. Today we present 3 graphic tools which are an equally valid alternative for newcomers or those who prefer the comfort of a UI.


It is the graphical interface of lshw, a command line tool that we have already covered in detail in Another item used to display information about the hardware in use.


En Debian / Ubuntu and derivatives:

sudo apt-get install lshw-gtk

En Fedora and derivatives:

sudo yum install lshw-gui

En Arch and derivatives:

yaourt -S lshw-gtk


On all distros, just run lshw-gtk to start the program. In Fedora, the command to use is lshw-gui.

hard info

HardInfo shows a detail of the hardware used but, unlike lshw, it also shows some interesting facts about the operating system: the screen resolution and other related information, the kernel version, the name of the computer and the current user, the desktop environment, runtime, active kernel modules, available languages, file system information, etc.

When it comes to hardware information, it is less detailed than lshw but is more intuitive thanks to its friendlier interface.

Likewise, hardinfo allows running various performance tests (benchmarks):

CPU: Blowfish, CryptoHash, Fibonacci, N-Queens
FPU: FFT and Raytracing

As with lshw, all information can be exported to a text-only (TXT) file or to an HTML page. However, it must be emphasized that the final result is much better than lshw since the information is clearer, it is better grouped, etc.


En Debian / Ubuntu and derivatives:

sudo apt-get install hardinfo

En Fedora and derivatives:

sudo yum install hardinfo

En Arch and derivatives:

sudo pacman -S hardinfo


Sysinfo is a slightly more advanced tool than the System Monitor that comes by default in almost all distributions, so don't expect too much. However, it is a light and minimalist alternative when it comes to obtaining a little more complete information from the system.


En Debian / Ubuntu and derivatives:

sudo apt-get install sysinfo

En Arch and derivatives:

yaourt -S sysinfo


To see a complete list of commands and alternatives to know the hardware of your system, you can read this old article.

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  1.   Pacoeloyo said

    Good information but just a note and I hope you don't take it the wrong way, instead of ubuntu and derivatives it should be Debian and derivatives, and I said thanks for the information

  2.   Alexander Nova said

    I'm very surprised not to see KInfoCenter here

  3.   metalus said

    Very useful and interesting.
    Thank you.

  4.   Kuktos said

    Excellent thanks!

  5.   oscar said

    And can I also know details about the RAM memory of my pc?


  6.   Gabriel Llorens placeholder image said

    Hi, how can I use the hardinfo from the command line to run benchmarks? Thanks a lot!!