‘I-Nex’ Lists PC Hardware Information on Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04

‘I-Nex’ is a small, but a very handy utility that shows a comprehensive list of hardware (and some software) information of your computer. If you are looking for a ‘CPU-Z’ replacement for Ubuntu, then this is it!.

I first came around it about two years ago and since then it has received few improvements too. The recently released 0.5.8 version for instance, now shows a ‘powered by’ logo that changes according to your GNU/Linux distribution (on Ubuntu, it shows the Ubuntu logo) which is pretty cool.

It displays detailed information about the CPU & GPU (here too logos are displayed), Motherboard, Audio, Drives, System (distribution name, desktop, currently used theme, Host name, display manager etc), Kernel, Memory (Total, Swap, Cache …), Network (traffic details included) and USB (including hardware details of devices attached).

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Installing ‘I-Nex’ is really easy in Ubuntu, although the developers suggest that you use the ‘daily builds’, I would advice against it as they tend to be troublesome. So instead, you can use the ‘stable’ PPA that gives you the latest official version of the utility.

You can install it on Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10 (and 14.04) by entering the below commands (one after the other).

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/stable

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/gambas3

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install i-nex

Once done, you should be able to run it from the ‘Dash’.

How to remove it ?

For removing it completely, please use the below commands.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:i-nex-development-team/stable

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:nemh/gambas3

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get purge i-nex

That should do it. Please visit this page for more information.

An RHCE, 'Linux' user with 14+ years of experience. Extreme lover of Linux and FOSS. He is passionate to test every Linux distribution & compare with the previous release to write in-depth articles to help the FOSS community.

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