Whether you customize your computer or buy it off the shelf, you’ll need to know what it’s made of at some point.
That’s where the
inxi command comes in.
This versatile tool allows you to gather detailed system information in a concise and organized manner, making it indispensable for troubleshooting, hardware identification and overall system assessment. The
inxi command, which operates on a GNU General Public License (GPLv3,) is included in the software repositories of many Linux distributions by default.
If you don’t already have
inxi installed, you can install it using your distribution’s package manager. From a terminal on Fedora and other RPM-based distributions:
$ sudo dnf install inxi
On Debian, Elementary, Linux Mint and Ubuntu-based systems:
$ sudo apt intall inxi
inxi without any flags generates output listing your system’s CPU, kernel, uptime, memory size, hard disk size, number of processes, client used, and the version of
$ inxi CPU: quad core Intel Core i7-8565U (-MT MCP-) speed/min/max: 900/400/4600 MHz Kernel: 5.15.0-78-generic x86_64 Up: 1h 41m Mem: 2855.0/15700.3 MiB (18.2%) Storage: 232.89 GiB (11.1% used) Procs: 322 Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.13
For a basic overview of your system, use
$ inxi -b System: Host: pluto Kernel: 5.15.0-78-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 5.8.4 Distro: Linux Mint 21.2 Victoria Machine: Type: Laptop System: System76 product: Darter Pro v: darp5 serial: <superuser required> Mobo: System76 model: Darter Pro v: darp5 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: INSYDE v: 1.07.07-1 date: 06/24/2019 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 45.1 Wh (100.0%) condition: 45.1/53.2 Wh (84.9%) CPU: Info: quad core Intel Core i7-8565U [MT MCP] speed (MHz): avg: 799 min/max: 400/4600 Graphics: Device-1: Intel WhiskeyLake-U GT2 [UHD Graphics 620] driver: i915 v: kernel Device-2: Chicony USB2.0 Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 18.104.22.168 driver: X: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 resolution: 1600x900~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (WHL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 23.0.4-0ubuntu1~22.04.1
Determine the battery status of your laptop with
don@pluto:~$ inxi -B Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 45.1 Wh (100.0%) condition: 45.1/53.2 Wh (84.9%)
Get the make and model of your laptop or desktop PC with
$ inxi -M Machine: Type: Laptop System: System76 product: Darter Pro v: darp5 serial: <superuser required> Mobo: System76 model: Darter Pro v: darp5 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: INSYDE v: 1.07.07-1 date: 06/24/2019
Get network and associated information with
$ inxi -n Network: Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP CNVi [Wireless-AC] driver: iwlwifi IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: 18:56:80:53:58:b3 Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 IF: enp57s0f1 state: down mac: 80:fa:5b:65:ba:55
inxi command-line utility is an indispensable tool for any Linux user.
Its ability to provide an extensive range of system information in a concise and well-organized way simplifies the task of understanding your system’s hardware and software configuration.
Whether you’re a seasoned Linux user or a newcomer to the world of open source,
inxi is a must-have.
By empowering users to make informed decisions, troubleshoot effectively, and optimize their systems,
inxi reaffirms Linux’s reputation as a platform tailored for both enthusiasts and professionals.