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So I am always interested in knowing exactly the components and statistics make up a machine. The stock standard Device Manager and System Info tools are quite helpful, but alas lacking a little knowledge. I have tried running systeminfo in command line but would really appreciate a GUI for it. Possibly the best solution I have found so far is AIDA64, which works well on my Window's PC.

The question I then raised would be, what software would I use if I made my File Server Linux based? It would be preferable for it to be as detailed and structured as AID64 (I wonder if I could emulate this on Linux!?) Here are some examples of what AIDA64 provides me:

Main Page

From there you are then able to break down each section for more detailed information, which is probably overkill for most, but definitely handy when needed. I would not expect a Linux program to be able to detect this much information (although I am sure it possible), but it would be nice to have such a tool. The breakdown of the information is clean and informative like so:

Example CPU

Also, apart from device detection etc it will allow a user to perform such test like stability tests (Image as follows) and driver tests etc.

System Stability

Is there any software tool available on Linux the performs this sort of analysis and function, or could I create a script to detail me this info?

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Another one you could try is I-Nex . See https://github.com/eloaders/I-Nex

I-Nex system image

I'm sure this would be more of your liking :)

On the bottom, there is a generate report so you can generate reports. The only thing it doesn't have is benchmarking. But for that you have the phoronix-test-suite which can do the needful for you :)

  • shirish, Thank you for your alternative. After work I will attempt to use this and will advise/mark your answer as my answer. Thank you for the link! – DankyNanky Dec 11 '14 at 20:46
  • @MichaelNancarrow would be looking forward to knowing your experience. A word of caution though about the phoronix-test-suite. It's brutal on the system, so unless you have a good beefy system wouldn't suggest to go there. – shirish Dec 12 '14 at 19:36
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You could use the lshw utility. Although it is a command line tool, there is a GTK GUI for it. It can also output HTML report. Note that to get the most information, it must be run as superuser.

Example command:

su lshw -html > report.html

If you run this in the correct directory and name the report as index.html you can view it as a webpage.

Unfortunately this is a Linux only tool and it has no benchmarking or system testing features.

  • Thank you for your answer. The GUI isn't imperative, command line is always good. I will try this today and see what information it can export for me. There is always the ability to use AID64 on my Windows machine and this on Linux. – DankyNanky Dec 11 '14 at 20:48

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