HWINFO for linux?

I have it in Windows 11, but my Windows color scheme messes it up, Is there a version for linux?

yes - package hwinfo - if you are point and click

pamac search system info
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Depending on what you need, you may need several programs for it under linux. As far as gui goes, i do not know an exact analogue. For the command line, if you need system component information, you can use hwinfo or inxi. If you need temperatures, sensors is your friend.
There is a gui program psensors. Also, if you need cpu-z, an almost exact analogue is cpu-x, but it is not in the repos (appimage is available).

There is a similar package, as @linux-aarhus has already mentioned, but the following command-line using inxi also returns a wealth of system information:

inxi --admin --verbosity=8 --filter --no-host --width

This produces information that you might post when asking for support - all personally identifiable details are filtered out.

If you want those details (just for your own use) just leave out --filter --no-host from the command.


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Ok how do I post what I got with out it being a huge post?

paste the output here.

:point_up_2: Just like that. Use 3 backticks before and after the pasted output. It creates a (scrollable) text box, (just like the HTML <pre> element), like this:

paste the output here.

However, we don’t need that information right now. :slight_smile:
Copy it to somewhere handy for when you need the command again.


B450I GAMING Plus AC, starting to fail? | Page 3 | MSI Global English Forum I posted under Edward78 if you care. It is the last by me.

The backticks I mentioned are entered using the ` key, which you should find under the Esc key. You can edit the post and just replace the other characters that you used. If you’re using another keyboard language, and the key isn’t where I said it was, I can’t help with that; but, someone else might.


Or you can use

or you can select text and press </> button above. (What you have now is not it.)

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  Kernel: 6.6.26-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.6-x86_64
    root=UUID=7b6ceeeb-aa48-461a-bd38-cf33d381564c rw quiet splash
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.11 tk: Qt v: 5.15.12 info: frameworks
    v: 5.115.0 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450I GAMING PLUS AC (MS-7A40) v: 2.0
    serial: <superuser required> uuid: <superuser required> BIOS: American
    Megatrends LLC. v: A.H3 date: 05/16/2023
  Message: No system battery data found. Is one present?
  System RAM: total: 16 GiB available: 15.54 GiB used: 4.32 GiB (27.8%)
  Message: For most reliable report, use superuser + dmidecode.
  Array-1: capacity: 128 GiB note: check slots: 2 modules: 2 EC: None
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  Device-1: Channel-A DIMM 0 type: DDR4 detail: synchronous unbuffered
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    part-no: UD4-3200 serial: <filter>
  Device-2: Channel-B DIMM 0 type: DDR4 detail: synchronous unbuffered
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PCI Slots:
  Permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+ gen: 2
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  Type: gather_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: reg_file_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed mitigation: untrained return thunk; SMT vulnerable
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow mitigation: Safe RET
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines; IBPB: conditional; STIBP:
    disabled; RSB filling; PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected; BHI: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 [GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Lite Hash Rate] vendor: eVga.com.
    driver: nvidia v: 550.67 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 550.xx+
    status: current (as of 2024-04; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx
    process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-2023 pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s
    lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 29:00.0
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  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.12 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.6
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  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 140 s-size: 464x261mm (18.27x10.28")
    s-diag: 532mm (20.96") monitors: <missing: xrandr>
  Monitor-1: Unknown-1 size-res: N/A modes: 640x480
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
    drv: swrast gbm: drv: kms_swrast surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia
    inactive: wayland,device-1
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 550.67 glx-v: 1.4
    direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
    memory: 7.81 GiB
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 1 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: NVIDIA
    GeForce RTX 3060 Ti driver: nvidia v: 550.67 device-ID: 10de:2489
    surfaces: xcb,xlib
  Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 High Definition Audio vendor: eVga.com.
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 29:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:228b
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 2b:00.3 chip-ID: 1022:1457 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: Realtek LG Monitor HP MIC driver: hid-generic,usbhid type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-1.4:7
    chip-ID: 0bda:4027 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.26-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI RTL8111/8168/8411 driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 25:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp37s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  Device-2: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 26:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:24fb class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp38s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager,wpa_supplicant
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 3168 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-8:5 chip-ID: 8087:0aa7
    class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: see --recommends
  Message: No logical block device data found.
  Message: No RAID data found.
  Local Storage: total: 1.82 TiB used: 13.28 GiB (0.7%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Smart Modular Tech.
    model: SHGS31-1000GS-2 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
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  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Crucial model: CT1000MX500SSD1
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    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 045 scheme: GPT
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    dev-links: cdrom
  Features: speed: 24 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes
    rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
  ID-1: / raw-size: 767.48 GiB size: 754.36 GiB (98.29%) used: 13.28 GiB (1.8%)
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    compressor: zstd max-pool: 20%
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.15 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
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    uuid: FEDE7716DE76C705
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  ID-3: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 size: 538 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
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  ID-4: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 size: 621.03 GiB fs: ntfs label: Data
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  ID-5: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 size: 191.83 GiB fs: ntfs label: Download
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  ID-6: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 300 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A
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  ID-7: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 size: 146.59 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A
    uuid: 00fe227e-366b-4a04-a791-494353b485a6
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 10 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
    class-ID: 0900
  Hub-2: 1-1:2 info: Realtek RTS5411 Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1
    speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 chip-ID: 0bda:5411
    class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-1.1:4 info: Logitech F310 Gamepad [XInput Mode]
    type: <vendor specific> driver: xpad interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s (1.4 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 power: 500mA
    chip-ID: 046d:c21d class-ID: ff00 serial: <filter>
  Device-2: 1-1.3:6 info: LG USA Monitor Controls
    type: HID,abstract (modem),CDC-data driver: cdc_acm,hid-generic,usbhid
    interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s (1.4 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 1.1
    chip-ID: 043e:9a8a class-ID: 0a00 serial: <filter>
  Device-3: 1-1.4:7 info: Realtek LG Monitor HP MIC type: HID
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 power: 100mA
    chip-ID: 0bda:4027 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
  Device-4: 1-2:3 info: China Resource Semico USB Keyboard
    type: keyboard,mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1
    speed: 1.5 Mb/s (183 KiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 1.0 power: 500mA
    chip-ID: 1a2c:4b61 class-ID: 0301
  Device-5: 1-8:5 info: Intel Wireless-AC 3168 Bluetooth type: bluetooth
    driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s (1.4 MiB/s) lanes: 1
    mode: 1.1 power: 100mA chip-ID: 8087:0aa7 class-ID: e001
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1
    speed: 10 Gb/s (1.16 GiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-2x1 chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
    class-ID: 0900
  Hub-4: 2-1:2 info: Realtek Hub ports: 2 rev: 3.2
    speed: 5 Gb/s (596.0 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 chip-ID: 0bda:0411
    class-ID: 0900
  Hub-5: 3-0:1 info: hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
    class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 3-4:2 info: Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse type: mouse,HID
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s (1.4 MiB/s)
    lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 power: 200mA chip-ID: 045e:0823 class-ID: 0300
  Hub-6: 4-0:1 info: super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0
    speed: 5 Gb/s (596.0 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
    class-ID: 0900
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.2 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 43 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 36%
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1177 libs: 358 tools: pamac pm: flatpak pkgs: 0
  Active pacman repo servers in: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    1: https://mnvoip.mm.fcix.net/manjaro/stable/$repo/$arch
    2: https://mirror.yandex.ru/mirrors/manjaro/stable/$repo/$arch
    3: https://fosszone.csd.auth.gr/manjaro/stable/$repo/$arch
  CPU top: 5 of 318
  1: cpu: 33.1% command: firefox pid: 1158 mem: 768.7 MiB (4.8%)
  2: cpu: 10.9% command: firefox pid: 1672 mem: 233.0 MiB (1.4%)
  3: cpu: 8.7% command: firefox pid: 1634 mem: 125.6 MiB (0.7%)
  4: cpu: 5.2% command: kwin_x11 pid: 822 mem: 294.6 MiB (1.8%)
  5: cpu: 3.2% command: Xorg pid: 711 mem: 119.4 MiB (0.7%)
  Memory top: 5 of 318
  1: mem: 768.7 MiB (4.8%) command: firefox pid: 1158 cpu: 33.1%
  2: mem: 500.2 MiB (3.1%) command: firefox pid: 12589 cpu: 2.8%
  3: mem: 477.6 MiB (3.0%) command: plasmashell pid: 861 cpu: 0.9%
  4: mem: 455.4 MiB (2.8%) command: firefox pid: 1449 cpu: 3.0%
  5: mem: 387.7 MiB (2.4%) command: firefox pid: 1478 cpu: 0.7%
  Processes: 318 Power: uptime: 3h 3m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 6.21 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
    power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
    tool: systemctl
  Compilers: clang: 16.0.6 gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 default: Bash
    v: 5.2.26 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.34
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Good job! :partying_face:

No ESP? Have you installed in BIOS mode? If yes, then you have chosen a rather unfavorable combination of BIOS mode and gpt parted disk. Could be changed:

I think there is a problem.
Incorrectly assembled or configured

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot

Supports x16 speed with AMD® Ryzen™ 1st and 2nd Generation processors
Supports x8 speed with AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics processors

yo have

gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s

run sensors-detect and answer all questions with yes

I am used to MATE termininzl, I paste that it says I need to be roor, but when I type sudo comands pop up after it.

Maybe cpu-x or hardinfo2? Both are in the AUR (Arch User Repository).

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I never see a Monitoring Program in Linux that comes even close to the superior information from HwInfo in Windows Environment…

I miss in Linux all possible sensor data… all my 5x Casefan’s/2xCPU Fan’s/2xGPU Fan’s/GPU Temp/GPU Hot Spot Temp/VRam Temp/Ram Timings/Ram Temp/Wear Status from SSD, a.s.o.
The information is perfect with this HWinfo (Windows application).

HwInfo/sensors/inxi under Linux is a joke, when i compare it to HwInfo (Windows Application) :face_with_thermometer:

The difference is night/day… this is still a really big handicap for Linux User’s like us and i could go on with MSI Afterburner (GPU undervolting isn’t possible) or did i miss here something?


There’s always Conky…

However, Eww seems interesting: ElKowars wacky widgets


I always found linux information to be leagues better than what you find in windoze.
Now whether that information looks fancy or is easy to read for a newbie may be another matter.

As to HWINFO64 or whatever (a third party application on windoze) … based mainly on its aesthetic appearance … kinfocenter might be something you are looking for?

I might be beginning to gather what you are after is something like “OEM Control Panel”.
Of course it should not be surprising that such tools are more common on windoze for a hundred reasons.
But I would still wager that in most scenarios if you know what you want to do … you will find a linux tool for that and it will probably be superior to the crapware that came with your windoze.
If you even need a standalone utility at all. intel-undervolt etc.

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