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inxi system info made easy

Postby viking60 » 07 Jun 2012, 15:20

I came over inxi today and it does give a lot of good info.
Install inxi!
type

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 inxi --recommends
to get a recommendation of software to install that inxi uses.

Then you can have a go at

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inxi -F

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Great tool for receiving help...

If it is not in you repos - do not dispare - it is only a script and this is the latest version:
http://inxi.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/inxi

To install it with a one liner do as root:

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cd /usr/bin && wget -Nc smxi.org/inxi && chmod +x inxi

This works for Mandriva (and Mageia I guess).

Some distros (Fedora!) have their default system path in /usr/local/bin so there you wil have to do it like this

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cd /usr/local/bin && wget -Nc smxi.org/inxi && chmod +x inxi


In short you have to put the script in /usr/bin or in /usr/local/bin chmod it to execute and that's it.

To update it you can do an

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inxi -U

This will update your script.

The next thing you want to do is a

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inxi --recommends

Here is the output from my Mandriva:

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inxi --recommends
inxi will now begin checking for the programs it needs to operate. First a check of
the main languages and tools inxi uses. Python is only for debugging data collection.
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Bash version: 4.1.5(2)-release
Gawk version: 3.1.7
Sed version: 4.2.1
Sudo version: 1.7.4p6
Python version: 2.6.5
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Test One: Required System Directories.
If one of these system directories is missing, inxi cannot operate:

Required file system: /proc................................................. Present
Required file system: /sys.................................................. Present

All the required directories are present.
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Test Two: Required Core Applications.
If one of these applications is missing, inxi cannot operate:

Required application: df (info: partition data)............................. /bin/df
Required application: free (info: system memory)............................ /usr/bin/free
Required application: gawk (info: core tool)................................ /usr/bin/gawk
Required application: grep (info: string search)............................ /bin/grep
Required application: lspci (info: hardware data)........................... /usr/bin/lspci
Required application: ps (info: process data)............................... /bin/ps
Required application: readlink.............................................. /usr/bin/readlink
Required application: sed (info: string replace)............................ /bin/sed
Required application: tr (info: character replace).......................... /usr/bin/tr
Required application: uname (info: kernel data)............................. /bin/uname
Required application: uptime................................................ /usr/bin/uptime
Required application: wc (info: word character count)....................... /usr/bin/wc

All the required applications are present.
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Test Three: Script Recommends for Graphics Features. If you do not use X these do not matter.
If one of these applications is missing, inxi will have incomplete output:

Recommended X application: glxinfo (info: -G glx info)...................... /usr/bin/glxinfo
Recommended X application: xdpyinfo (info: -G multi screen resolution)...... /usr/bin/xdpyinfo
Recommended X application: xprop (info: -S desktop data).................... /usr/bin/xprop
Recommended X application: xrandr (info: -G single screen resolution)....... /usr/bin/xrandr

All the recommended applications are present.
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Test Four: Script Recommends for Remaining Features.
If one of these applications is missing, inxi will have incomplete output:

Recommended application: file (info: -o unmounted file system).............. /usr/bin/file
Recommended application: hddtemp (info: -Dx show hdd temp).................. /usr/bin/hddtemp
Recommended application: ifconfig (info: -i ip lan-deprecated).............. /sbin/ifconfig
Recommended application: ip (info: -i ip lan)............................... /sbin/ip
Recommended application: sensors (info: -s sensors output).................. /usr/bin/sensors
Recommended application: lsusb (info: -A usb audio;-N usb networking)....... /usr/sbin/lsusb
Recommended application: modinfo (info: -Ax,-Nx module version)............. /sbin/modinfo
Recommended application: runlevel (info: -I runlevel)....................... /sbin/runlevel
Recommended application: sudo (info: -Dx hddtemp-user;-o file-user)......... /usr/bin/sudo

All the recommended applications are present.
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Test Five: System Directories for Various Information.
If one of these directories is missing, inxi will have incomplete output:

System directory: /sys/class/dmi/id (info: -M system, motherboard, bios).... Present
System directory: /dev (info: -l,-u,-o,-p,-P,-D disk partition data)........ Present
System directory: /dev/disk/by-label (info: -l,-o,-p,-P partition labels)... Present
System directory: /dev/disk/by-uuid (info: -u,-o,-p,-P partition uuid)...... Present

All the system directories are present.
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All tests completed.

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:[ [email protected] : 17:08:08 : ~ ]:.
:) inxi -F
System:    Host: thomas-pc Kernel: 2.6.33.7-desktop-2mnb x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Gnome 2.30.0 Distro: MandrivaLinux 2010.2 Henry_Farman
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P6T DELUXE V2 version: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends version: 0610 date: 09/03/2009
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7 CPU 920 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2668.00 MHz 2: 2668.00 MHz 3: 2668.00 MHz 4: 2668.00 MHz 5: 2668.00 MHz 6: 2668.00 MHz 7: 2668.00 MHz 8: 2668.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: nVidia GT200b [GeForce GTX 275] X.Org: 1.7.7 drivers: v4l,nvidia Resolution: [email protected]
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 275/PCI/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.2.0 NVIDIA 195.36.24
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: HDA Intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.21
Network:   Card-1: Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
           IF: eth1 state: down mac: 00:26:18:a8:f8:bb
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:26:18:a8:f8:bc
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 3000.6GB (24.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST31000528AS size: 1000.2GB
           2: USB id: /dev/sdb model: 001 size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID: / size: 48G used: 16G (34%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 393G used: 282G (72%) fs: ext4
           ID: swap-1 size: 0.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0C mobo: 34.0C gpu: 42C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2057 psu: 0 sys-1: 0 sys-2: 0 sys-3: 0
Info:      Processes: 342 Uptime: 7:09 Memory: 1968.0/5975.8MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.5
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Re: inxi system info made easy

Postby viking60 » 07 Jun 2012, 17:18

I realized that even though this is simple - my rambling above may look complicated, so here is a video of the implementation of inxi in Mandriva 2011
(Arch has it in the repos)
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Re: inxi system info made easy

Postby rolf » 08 Jun 2012, 03:59

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[[email protected] bin]# inxi
CPU~Quad core Intel Core2 Quad CPU (-MCP-) clocked at 2666.645 Mhz Kernel~3.2.18-nrj-desktop-1mib x86_64 Up~10:07 Mem~1373.8/7989.7MB HDD~3750.8GB(55.3% used) Procs~180 Client~Shell inxi~1.8.5


Looks like a handy app and nice movie. :B

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Re: inxi system info made easy

Postby viking60 » 08 Jun 2012, 08:30

Oh yes this thing has endless combinations Try inxi -u and the the combination inxi -uo or inxi -Fuo for that matter.
Or inxi -t m10 or inxi -t cm15 or....
I am tickled pink over this one! :B
That man page is great.
This should be a standard in every distro - that would really make the supporting process easier.
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Re: inxi system info made easy

Postby viking60 » 09 Jun 2012, 15:50

Here is the command overview for inxi.
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Re: inxi system info made easy

Postby rolf » 09 Jun 2012, 16:58

Yes, I found that page from your first posts and have played with inxi a bit. I like it. Sometimes, I will use dmidecode, which has a man page, and inxi seems like a very good complement, easier to use and prettier, in some cases. :s

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Re: inxi system info made easy

Postby viking60 » 09 Jun 2012, 17:23

Hmm now I must try dmidecode.....
Looks a lot like lshw at first glance...
Oh yes there is a lot of useful info there too. I am playing with dmidecode --type 1 etc now. But I think inxi is easier with a better overview.
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Re: inxi system info made easy

Postby viking60 » 25 Jun 2012, 13:12

Did I mention that inxi works perfectly fine in xchat? Or gnome-xchat as it is called in Mandriva? Get in there and if you need to provide info just prepend the command with:

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/exec -o

So to show info about your partitions it could look like this_

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/exec -o inxi -u

It works nicely! And puts your hw info directly into the chat client. This can be done with any other command too as far as I can see.
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/exec -o df
directly in the chat client.
I didn't know that.... :-D
The inxi info is very well suited for that kind of output though.
I have not figured out how to do it in Chatzilla yet - does anybody know how to execute commands in chatzilla?
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Re: inxi system info made easy

Postby rolf » 26 Jun 2012, 18:14

Someone's sig that stuck with me:
idon'tcu
:P

In other news, I like inxi and try to find parallel better functionality wrt other programs, such as fdisk -l.

For example, inxi -xxD gives the serial number of the hard drive, important to me, atm, as I'm switching out a couple 500G drives with a 1.0T and 1.5T, so need to identify who's what when I look in the case, to be able to pull/replace the right ones.
BTW, if hddtemp is installed and inxi is run as root, it displays temps. :B

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inxi -xxD > change

writes the output to a file but there is some character encoding mismatch when I print this file with lpr or open in gedit, for example.

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I can copy/paste the output from terminal into gedit and it is fine. :confused

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Re: inxi system info made easy

Postby viking60 » 26 Jun 2012, 19:31

Some great research there Rolf. Naturally I am all over it... :-D
rolf wrote:BTW, if hddtemp is installed and inxi is run as root, it displays temps. :B

It does that here too without being root on the HDD, on the USB drives I just get 0 Degrees (root or not)
rolf wrote:

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inxi -xxD > change

writes the output to a file but there is some character encoding mismatch when I print this file with lpr or open in gedit, for example.

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I can copy/paste the output from terminal into gedit and it is fine. :confused


For some reason I get a nice output if I do a

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inxi -xxD > change.html
I get the same garbage as you when I do it like you did.
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Re: inxi system info made easy

Postby dedanna1029 » 14 Mar 2013, 21:40

Try this please?:

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inxi -xxD > change.txt

I believe you have to give a file an extension, in order for it to know how to display, and with what, and what type of character encoding it would be. I always tend to use .txt. .html is a heavier file than .txt is, and I prefer lightweight, yet informational, files.

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Re: inxi system info made easy

Postby viking60 » 14 Mar 2013, 22:00

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[[email protected] ~]$ ls change.txt
change.txt
[[email protected] ~]$ cat change.txt
CPU~Dual core AMD C-50 (-MCP-) clocked at Min:800.000Mhz Max:1000.000Mhz Kernel~3.7.10-1-ARCH i686 Up~6:04 Mem~743.3/1746.0MB HDD~320.1GB(26.2% used) Procs~149 Client~Shell inxi~1.8.45 
[[email protected] ~]$

It works just fine here (Arch) and in Mandriva too +1 :s
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