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I have been observing when someone asks for help repairing their os most are not saying what flavour of manjaro they using,I think think this is a must do to help people trying to fix the problem
regards grumpy

Yup. I think this is one of the items in

and it’s normally included with inxi -Fxxxz.

thats ok jonathon but a lot dont use inxi until they are asked and some dont know what inxi is

Isn’t it a pop singer?

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thats inxs stupid

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I was debating switching the tutorial from inxi -b to the options you mentioned but the ouuput is basically twice as big. Would it be worth it to load all that extra info everytime someone asks for help? Maybe?
Also it has been forever since I did a clean install, inxi is still included in the base I hope.

I think it’s worth the extra. It provides far more useful information (including e.g. the DE and WM):

$ diff -y -W200 <(inxi -b) <(inxi -Fxxxz)
System:    Host: ivy Kernel: 4.17.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: MATE 1.20.0 Distro: Manj   |	System:    Host: ivy Kernel: 4.17.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.1.1 Desktop: M
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: MEDION product: X781X/X782X v: N/A serial: <root required> 	   |	           info: mate-panel wm: marco 1.20.1 dm: lightdm 1.26.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
           Mobo: MEDION model: X781X/X782X serial: <root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v:    |	Machine:   Type: Laptop System: MEDION product: X781X/X782X v: N/A serial: <filter> 
												   >	           Mobo: MEDION model: X781X/X782X serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: E1762IM
           date: 01/04/2013 										           date: 01/04/2013 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 82.0 Wh condition: 83.2/86.6 Wh (96%) 				   |	Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 82.0 Wh condition: 83.2/86.6 Wh (96%) volts: 12.5/11.1 model: NEC 
CPU:       Quad Core: Intel Core i7-3630QM type: MT MCP speed: 1197 MHz min/max: 1200/3400 MHz 	   |	           type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Unknown 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 		   |	CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-3630QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridg
           Card-2: NVIDIA GK104M [GeForce GTX 680M] driver: nvidia v: 396.45 			   |	           L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.0 driver: modesetting,nvidia tty: N/A 		   |	           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 38335 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 680M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 396.45 			   |	           Speed: 1419 MHz min/max: 1200/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1419 2: 1740 3: 1341 4: 
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet driver: alx 			   |	           6: 1242 7: 1639 8: 1349 
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi 				   |	Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Micro-Star [MSI] driver: i915 v
												   >	           bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0166 
												   >	           Card-2: NVIDIA GK104M [GeForce GTX 680M] vendor: Micro-Star driver: nvidia v: 396.45 
												   >	           chip ID: 10de:11a0 
												   >	           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.0 driver: modesetting,nvidia compositor: marco tty: N
												   >	           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 680M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 396.45 direct render: Ye
												   >	Audio:     Card-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star driver: s
												   >	           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1e20 
												   >	           Card-2: GYROCOM C&C type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio bus ID: 3:5 chip ID: 1852:7022 
												   >	           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.17.11-1-MANJARO 
												   >	Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet driver: alx v: kernel port: d0
												   >	           bus ID: 02:00 chip ID: 1969:e091 
												   >	           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
												   >	           Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus ID: 03:00 chip I
												   >	           IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
												   >	           IF-ID-1: zt0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 585.00 GiB used: 357.26 GiB (61.1%) 					Drives:    Local Storage: total: 585.00 GiB used: 357.26 GiB (61.1%) 
Info:      Processes: 418 Uptime: 3h 45m Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 3.92 GiB (25.2%) Shell: zsh inx   |	           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: MZ7TD128HAFV-00000 size: 119.24 GiB speed: 6.0 
												   >	           serial: <filter> rev: 200Q scheme: GPT 
												   >	           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST9500420AS size: 465.76 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
												   >	           rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: SDM1 scheme: GPT 
												   >	RAID:      Device-1: tank type: zfs status: ONLINE raid: no-raid size: 424.00 GiB free: 95.40 Gi
												   >	           allocated: 329.00 GiB Components: online: N/A 
												   >	Partition: ID-1: / size: 40.00 GiB used: 10.19 GiB (25.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 
												   >	           ID-2: /boot size: 247.9 MiB used: 106.1 MiB (42.8%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda1 
												   >	           ID-3: /home size: 83.09 GiB used: 1.04 GiB (1.3%) fs: zfs raid: tank/home 
												   >	           ID-4: /var size: 20.00 GiB used: 324.3 MiB (1.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 
												   >	           ID-5: swap-1 size: 20.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb1 
												   >	Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 49 C 
												   >	           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
												   >	Info:      Processes: 418 Uptime: 3h 45m Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 3.89 GiB (25.0%) Init: systemd 
												   >	           Compilers: gcc: 8.1.1 clang: 6.0.1 Shell: zsh v: 5.5.1 running in: terminator inxi: 3

[grumpy@ron-pc ~]$ inxi -b
System:
Host: ron-pc Kernel: 4.18.0-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4
Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: X470 Taichi serial:
UEFI: American Megatrends v: P1.10 date: 03/30/2018
CPU:
8-Core: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X type: MT MCP speed: 2407 MHz
min/max: 2200/3700 MHz
Graphics:
Card-1: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] driver: nvidia v: 396.45
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: nvidia
resolution: 3440x1440~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 396.45
Network:
Card-1: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi
Card-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network driver: igb
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.11 TiB used: 23.43 GiB (2.1%)
Info:
Processes: 326 Uptime: 5h 49m Memory: 62.91 GiB used: 1.56 GiB (2.5%)
Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.18
[grumpy@ron-pc ~]$

Now, repeat after me - please enclose the terminal output in codeblocks </> :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Example issue:
User: I change my theme and when I re-login it is reset to the old one
Support: Give me inxi -Fxxxz
Smartguy1: Give me inxi -SGxxxz
Smartguy2: Give me inxi -SGxxxz and neofetch --off

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I call it the endless log trail. :joy:

provides significantly less information than

What about sudo inxi -Fxms

e.g.

sudo inxi -Fxms
[sudo] password for antikythera: 
System:    Host: Aures Kernel: 4.18.0-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.1.1 Console: tty 1 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: AM1M-S2H v: x.x serial: N/A UEFI: American Megatrends v: F2 
           date: 06/20/2014 
Memory:    Array-1: capacity: 8 GiB slots: 2 EC: None max module size: 4 GiB note: est. 
           Device-1: DIMM 0 size: 4 GiB speed: 1333 MT/s type: DDR3 
           Device-2: DIMM 1 size: 4 GiB speed: 1333 MT/s type: DDR3 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Athlon 5350 APU with Radeon R3 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Jaguar rev: 1 
           L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 16379 
           Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/2050 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 799 2: 798 3: 1019 4: 835 
Graphics:  Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8400 / R3 Series] driver: radeon 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.0 
           Display: server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: ati,radeon unloaded: fbdev,modesetting tty: N/A 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD KABINI (DRM 2.50.0 4.18.0-1-MANJARO LLVM 6.0.1) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.1.4 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:01.1 
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:14.2 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.18.0-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI 
           port: e000 bus ID: 01:00 
           IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 74:d4:35:a6:5a:1f 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 349.32 GiB used: 12.84 GiB (3.7%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT500MX500SSD1 size: 349.32 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 45.82 GiB used: 9.76 GiB (21.3%) fs: xfs dev: /dev/sda2 
           ID-2: /home size: 276.21 GiB used: 3.08 GiB (1.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 21.75 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda4 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: 32.0 C gpu: radeon temp: 25 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 fan-1: 0 fan-3: 0 fan-4: 0 fan-5: 0 
           Voltages: 12v: N/A 5v: N/A 3.3v: N/A vbat: 2.90 
Info:      Processes: 163 Uptime: 39m Memory: 7.24 GiB used: 1.31 GiB (18.1%) Init: systemd Compilers: 
           gcc: 8.1.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 inxi: 3.0.18  

Cut it out you lot. :dizzy_face:

looks like I started something here I better stop thinking

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[grumpy@ron-pc ~]$ inxi -Fxms
System:
  Host: ron-pc Kernel: 4.18.0-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 8.1.1 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: X470 Taichi serial: <root required> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: P1.10 date: 03/30/2018 
Battery:
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 
  model: Logitech Wireless Mobile Mouse MX Anywhere 2 charge: 55% 
  status: Discharging 
Memory:
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Are you root? 
CPU:
  Topology: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 
  rev: 2 L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 118447 
  Speed: 2394 MHz min/max: 2200/3700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2039 2: 2343 
  3: 2408 4: 2441 5: 2395 6: 2490 7: 2396 8: 2393 9: 2396 10: 2700 11: 2861 
  12: 3009 13: 2396 14: 2375 15: 2399 16: 2668 
Graphics:
  Card-1: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] driver: nvidia v: 396.45 
  bus ID: 2f:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: nvidia 
  resolution: 3440x1440~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 396.45 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Card-1: C-Media CMI8788 [Oxygen HD Audio] driver: snd_virtuoso v: kernel 
  bus ID: 2c:04.0 
  Card-2: NVIDIA GP106 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 2f:00.1 
  Card-3: AMD Family 17h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 31:00.3 
  Card-4: Logitech type: USB driver: uvcvideo,snd-usb-audio bus ID: 2:3 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.18.0-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Card-1: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi 
  v: kernel bus ID: 27:00 
  IF: wlp39s0 state: up mac: 68:ec:c5:bf:24:44 
  Card-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network driver: igb v: 5.4.0-k port: d000 
  bus ID: 2a:00 
  IF: enp42s0 state: down mac: 70:85:c2:80:98:63 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 903.60 GiB used: 23.43 GiB (2.6%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37240G size: 223.57 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Intel model: SSDSC2BW240A4 size: 223.57 GiB 
  ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Intel model: SSDSC2BW240A4 size: 223.57 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 52.62 GiB used: 23.43 GiB (44.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 40.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 48 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0% 
Info:
  Processes: 325 Uptime: 14m Memory: 62.91 GiB used: 1.56 GiB (2.5%) 
  Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 8.1.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 inxi: 3.0.18 
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And how would more info help better on specific issue than proper info?

Is it always possible to know from the initial problem description what is the proper info?

I’ve seen and been part of threads where multiple outputs have been asked for where a full output would have done the job first time.

Hence, a full inxi -Fxxxz provides all the information about a system in one step. Yes, for some cases a lot of the information isn’t needed, but if it is needed, it’s already there.

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good answer jonathon

This is a purely substantial matter and it may differ on individual way of approaching open issues.
Thus I speak for myself, that my small, not really capable brain likes to think in a structural way (as I like to describe it :wink: ).
My preferred methodology is to try to eliminate communication problems with the OP and (you know) the xyproblem. Starting from the beginning, getting few info at a time, has many times helped me to uncover such situations, instead of dealing with the complete story in one go, which is difficult to me.
Also it helps me focus on isolated knowledge sections and eliminate possible factors one by one.
And, as it very often happens in demanding issues, or due to user availability, a topic is continuing in time, which may produce system info changes after some other actions or reboot/relogin etc, and then the initial system/info is not accurate any more and may mislead.
One more thing is user based, concerning psychological reasons on which some users dislike giving certain HW ownership, like expensive drives, audio/video cards, extra/rare HW parts, unless of course they are the ones that suffer from problems, that one can build a social/character profile (no matter right or wrong).
Too far, I know… but, as I said it’s a substantial and personal thing. :stuck_out_tongue: