How to ask for info with inxi from users during support

What info do you need from inxi?

You can always ask for a Full inxi report (-Fxxxz) getting a lot of useless (most of the times) and cluttering the really useful data from a user, during a support request.
Or you can ask for what it may be useful, if you are confident about the issue relevant factors. You may even ask for a second inxi report, after new information points somewhere else. Anyways, here is a list of the fine-grained options for inxi to get specific information.


In order to have all available info features/capabilities of inxi, you need to install the following packages (you can check with inxi --recommends):

bind-tools dmidecode file hddtemp iproute2 kmod lm_sensors mesa-demos net-tools perl-io-socket-ssl (if dig not installed) perl-json-xs (legacy) systemd-sysvcompat sudo tree usbutils wmctrl xorg-xdpyinfo xorg-xprop xorg-xrandr

You can combine more than one flags in an inxi command (i.e. inxi -DPrI)

Add -z flag to filter security sensitive info, like MAC, user-name etc. You can make it a habbit, it doesn’t hurt, even if it hides nothing.


System

inxi -S (adding z hides nothing)

System:    Host: ma64testimg Kernel: 4.14.47-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.5 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 17.1.10 Hakoila 
  • Add Compiler and ToolKit

inxi -Sx

compiler: gcc v: 8.1.0 
tk: Qt 5.11.0 
  • Add Display Manager and Window Manager

inxi -Sxx

wm: kwin_x11  dm: lightdm, sddm
  • Add Display Manager version
wm: kwin_x11  dm: lightdm  1.26.0, sddm

Graphics

inxi -G (adding z hides nothing)

Graphics:  Card-1: NVIDIA GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti] driver: nvidia v: 390.59 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: nvidia resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.59 
  • Add Bus ID and Direct Render

inxi -Gx

bus ID: 01:00.0
direct render: Yes
  • Add Chip ID

inxi -Gxx

chip ID: 10de:1244

Audio

inxi -A (adding z hides nothing)

Audio:     Card-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF116 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Card-3: Logitech Webcam C250 type: USB driver: uvcvideo,snd-usb-audio 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.14.47-1-MANJARO 
  • Add version (?) and Bus ID

inxi -Ax

v: kernel
bus ID: 00:1b.0

Add Chip ID

inxi -Axx

chip ID: 8086:3b56

Network

(-z adds security filters for IP/MAC addresses with inxi -Fxxz )
inxi -N

Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 
           Card-2: Sagem XG-76NA 802.11bg type: USB driver: usb-network
  • Add version, port and Bus ID

inxi -Nx

v: 2.3LK-NAPI 
port: d800
bus ID: 02:00.0
  • Add Chip ID

inxi -Nxx

chip ID: 10ec:8168
  • Network Advanced with -nz (filtered)
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Card-2: Sagem XG-76NA 802.11bg type: USB driver: usb-network 
           IF-ID-1: wlp0s29u1u1u2 state: up mac: <filter>

Drives

-D, --disk Hard Disk info, including total storage and details for each disk. Disk total used percentage includes swap partition size(s). (-z hides serial numbers)

inxi -D

Drives:    HDD Total Size: 7.34 TiB used: 2.62 TiB (35.6%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Seagate model: Expansion Desk size: 4.55 TiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST3320613AS size: 298.09 GiB 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
           ID-4: /dev/sdd type: USB vendor: Hitachi model: HDS723020BLA642 size: 1.82 TiB 
           ID-5: /dev/sde type: USB vendor: Toshiba model: MK5059GSXP size: 465.76 GiB 
  • Also include Optical drives info

inxi -d

Drives:    HDD Total Size: 7.34 TiB used: 2.62 TiB (35.6%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Seagate model: Expansion Desk size: 4.55 TiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST3320613AS size: 298.09 GiB 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
           ID-4: /dev/sdd type: USB vendor: Hitachi model: HDS723020BLA642 size: 1.82 TiB 
           ID-5: /dev/sde type: USB vendor: Toshiba model: MK5059GSXP size: 465.76 GiB 
           Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: HL-DT-ST model: DVD-RAM GH22NS30 dev-links: cdrom 
           Features: speed: 48 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram 
  • Include HDD temp with disk data (using sudo) with -x

inxi -Dx

temp: 43 C 
  • Include Disk transfer speed; NVMe lanes; Disk serial number. with -xx

inxi -Dxx

speed: 3.0 Gb/s   serial: S2R6NX1J988088V 
  • Firmware rev. if available; partition scheme, in some cases; disk rotation speed (if detected) with -xxx

inxi -Dxxx

rotation: 7200 rpm  rev: 2B6Q  scheme: MBR 

Partitions

-P Partition information and -p all mounted partitions (-z hides nothing)

inxi -P

Partition: ID-1: / size: 28.71 GiB used: 26.54 GiB (92.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc2 
           ID-2: /home size: 141.72 GiB used: 50.06 GiB (35.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc5

inxi -p

Partition: ID-1: / size: 28.71 GiB used: 26.54 GiB (92.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc2 
           ID-2: /home size: 141.72 GiB used: 50.06 GiB (35.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc5 
           ID-3: /media/LARGE size: 161.36 GiB used: 133.88 GiB (83.0%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sdb5 
           ID-4: /media/LINUX45 size: 4.42 TiB used: 2.41 TiB (54.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 

-o Unmounted partitions and UUIDs

Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 128.0 MiB fs: <root required> label: N/A uuid: N/A 
           ID-2: /dev/sda2 size: 97.66 GiB fs: ntfs label: Seagate Expansion Drive 
           uuid: BE362378362330B7 
           ID-3: /dev/sdb1 size: 68.36 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A 
           uuid: 214cdfbb-b2d3-4428-8b4c-7039d99f5062 
           ID-4: /dev/sdb2 size: 1 KiB fs: <root required> label: N/A uuid: N/A 
           ID-5: /dev/sdb6 size: 30.21 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A 
           uuid: 58549d1d-bbb3-40f9-b369-7ccc0468e500 
           ID-6: /dev/sdb7 size: 34.15 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A 
           uuid: b2b7c07b-f029-4b56-871d-77f774e6a2ba 
           ID-7: /dev/sdb8 size: 4.00 GiB fs: swap label: N/A uuid: 3c6f00a1-3735-4737-a722-1d23961c2007 
           ID-8: /dev/sdc1 size: 29.30 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A 
           uuid: 07a1b6cb-4c37-4bf2-a139-5cfbf86685a1 
           ID-9: /dev/sdc3 size: 29.30 GiB fs: ext4 label: Debian 
           uuid: 38cf2589-e35d-45a9-9af5-1e92c5004fc1 
           ID-10: /dev/sdc4 size: 1 KiB fs: <root required> label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  • For FULL partition information -puo with sudo

sudo inxi -puo

Partition: ID-1: / size: 28.71 GiB used: 26.54 GiB (92.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc2 
           uuid: 57534c87-8a87-45d6-951c-8d5a118e4fe6 
           ID-2: /home size: 141.72 GiB used: 50.07 GiB (35.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc5 
           uuid: d784bf99-11d2-48cb-8fa8-4fc317a7dad7 
           ID-3: /media/LARGE size: 161.36 GiB used: 133.88 GiB (83.0%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sdb5 
           uuid: 32D40F2FD40EF4BF 
           ID-4: /media/LINUX45 size: 4.42 TiB used: 2.41 TiB (54.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
           uuid: 97175fff-fd70-4198-9c2c-3f9ef6aedd88 
Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 128.0 MiB fs: N/A label: N/A uuid: N/A 
           ID-2: /dev/sda2 size: 97.66 GiB fs: ntfs label: Seagate Expansion Drive 
           uuid: BE362378362330B7 
           ID-3: /dev/sdb1 size: 68.36 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A 
           uuid: 214cdfbb-b2d3-4428-8b4c-7039d99f5062 
           ID-4: /dev/sdb2 size: 1 KiB fs: N/A label: N/A uuid: N/A 
           ID-5: /dev/sdb6 size: 30.21 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A 
           uuid: 58549d1d-bbb3-40f9-b369-7ccc0468e500 
           ID-6: /dev/sdb7 size: 34.15 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A 
           uuid: b2b7c07b-f029-4b56-871d-77f774e6a2ba 
           ID-7: /dev/sdb8 size: 4.00 GiB fs: swap label: N/A uuid: 3c6f00a1-3735-4737-a722-1d23961c2007 
           ID-8: /dev/sdc1 size: 29.30 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A 
           uuid: 07a1b6cb-4c37-4bf2-a139-5cfbf86685a1 
           ID-9: /dev/sdc3 size: 29.30 GiB fs: ext4 label: Debian 
           uuid: 38cf2589-e35d-45a9-9af5-1e92c5004fc1 
           ID-10: /dev/sdc4 size: 1 KiB fs: N/A label: N/A uuid: N/A

Sensors

-s Sensors output

inxi -s

Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 57 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 30% 
  • Include voltages with -x

inxi -sx

  # missing appropriate example, please add one...

Info on run-time

-I General runtime info

inxi -I

Info:      Processes: 215 Uptime: 1h 03m Memory: 7.72 GiB used: 3.96 GiB (51.3%) 
Shell: bash  inxi: 3.0.12 
  • Include Init system and Compilers with -x

inxi -Ix

Init: systemd  Compilers: gcc: 8.1.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.23
  • Include version numbers and running terminal with -xx

inxi -Ixx

Init: systemd v: 239 Compilers: gcc: 8.1.1 alt: 6 
Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 running in: yakuake

Repositories

-r active repositories

Repos:     Active pacman repo servers in: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist 
           1: https://mirror.philpot.de/manjaro/testing/$repo/$arch
           2: https://manjaro.moson.eu/testing/$repo/$arch
           3: http://kibo.remi.lu/testing/$repo/$arch
           4: http://mirror.ragenetwork.de/manjaro/testing/$repo/$arch
           5: https://manjaro.ipacct.com/manjaro/testing/$repo/$arch
           6: http://mirror.catn.com/pub/manjaro/testing/$repo/$arch
           7: http://ftp.caliu.cat/manjaro/testing/$repo/$arch
           8: https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/manjaro/testing/$repo/$arch

Harrware Advanced Info Plus

-B for Battery
-C for CPU
-f for CPU flags
-m for Memory
-R for RAID
-s for Sensors
--slots for PCI slots (needs root)
--usb for USB data
-t for 5 top processes

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z also filters out serials from the Machine section.
(though - without sudo/root they dont appear either)

inxi -Fx

Machine:   Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 3451 v: A05 serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0H4MK6 v: A00 serial: <root required> UEFI: Dell v: A05 date: 09/30/2015 

inxi -Fxz

Machine:   Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 3451 v: A05 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0H4MK6 v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: A05 date: 09/30/2015 
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I have noticed that -F output is not always same as individual Section flags.
Anyway, my point is to avoid this special AIO -Fxxx command which is asked, no matter the issue may be just theming, which implies screenfetch or neofetch utils.
And I have to admit, I cannot understand the reason for insisting on adding c0 to inxi, when posting to this forum, for which the text is always in Discourse color profile…

Yeah me neither - I think it was used once and accidentally became standard. (I do it too)
I think just -Fxz for a full overview should be fine.

The -c0 disables the color coding in the inxi output, which used to be done with escape codes. If you pasted the terminal output into a text editor (or a Google + thread) the escape codes were visible and rendered the data less helpful. It doesn’t seem to cause problems anymore!

For the active terminal, while, you are going to copy/paste this to the forum, no color is kept.

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Huh? I couldn’t figure how how to show the active repos.

inxi -r

I just corrected, it was a typo.
Thanks for reporting.

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I added a couple of more details, after suggestions from @h2-1 , thanks!

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