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How to display hardware system information on Linux

How to display hardware system information on Linux

On Linux, sometimes we need to know various information about our hardware – information like the full path of your flash drive that you have inserted in one of your USB ports, your storage devices or maybe you need to know what is the name of your audio/network card, your CPU … you name it.

Ubuntu server/desktop 18.04/20.04 LTS

So, if you want to display hardware system information on your Ubuntu, you can do it 2 ways:

  1. Without installing anything extra by using Command Line Interface (CLI) which will display everything about your hardware components straight in your terminal – start your terminal and type:
    sudo lshw

    How to display hardware system information on Linux - lshw on Ubuntu server 18.04.4 LTS

    How to display hardware system information on Linux – lshw on Ubuntu server 18.04.4 LTS

  2. Installing and using a graphical tool like hardinfo:
    sudo apt-get install hardinfo -y
    After installing it, you can run it just by typing in your terminal:
    hardinfo

    How to display hardware system information on Linux - hardinfo on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

    How to display hardware system information on Linux – hardinfo on Ubuntu desktop 18.04.4 LTS

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