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Old 07-20-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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GNOME system information lik in KDE?


Here is a newbie question. Though I've used GNOME for awhile, I found that KDE had in the main menu a System Information application that would show you a lot of useful information about your system, such as processor type, memory information, harddrive information, and peripheral information.

The GNOME desktop did not seem to have that sort of application. Or does it?
 
Old 07-20-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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gnome-device-manager.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 08:52 PM   #3
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There is also the gnome-control-center.

I have used both Gnome and KDE. I find the KDE system applications (like the Kinfocenter) far more thorough and useful than the Gnome equivalents.

Whatever distro you are using, you could also install KDE on it and have access to the KDE system apps and utilities, even if using the Gnome interface.
 
Old 07-29-2010, 10:05 PM   #4
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There is also the gnome-control-center.
This is what prompted me to post the question! The GNOME control center does not have the system information that KDE provides, such as the amount of memory, the memory information, the type of processor, the processor information, and so on. That is what I would like to see in GNOME.

Yes, I can install KDE and boot into KDE, but that is not the point of my question in this post. Does GNOME have that capability?

Running a new install of SUSE 11.3, without gnome-device-manager.
 
Old 07-30-2010, 03:52 AM   #5
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"hardinfo" application.
 
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:01 AM   #6
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"hardinfo" application.
Thanks to you,

I use LXDE and it too doesn't have any such tool so I downloaded the source code of "Hardinfo" from here, complied and installed it and it is running nicely on my system now

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Old 07-30-2010, 06:06 AM   #7
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Hardinfo is default available in tiny slitaz distro of 30 MB. Has Nice interface & gives useful info. Looks matter though not more than content .
in my ubuntu
Code:
sudo apt-get install hardinfo
regarding GNOME
Quote:
There is gnome-system-monitor which will show under system tab
(1)OS,linux kernel (Ok , these are not hardware)
(2)in hardware RAM memory size , processor , available disk space
Also , gnome-device-manger is not installed by default (atleast , not in my ubuntu) but available in repository by same name.

commands will get you everywhere
Code:
$sudo dmidecode for BIOS
$cat /proc/cpuinfo
$free By default report RAm and swap Size in kilobytes. 
Some say dmesg | grep Memory  only tell accurate value because no minus of kernel code , reserved part etc.

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Old 07-30-2010, 06:35 AM   #8
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If you could do with a little command line, you should try "catting" the /proc filesystem. Every info you need is available there.
 
Old 07-30-2010, 06:37 AM   #9
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If you could do with a little command line, you should try "catting" the /proc filesystem. Every info you need is available there.
Yes is a very obvious solution but alas it is not very newbie friendly may be thats the reason no one suggested it .
 
Old 07-30-2010, 06:53 AM   #10
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I don't think its difficult even for a newbie, its rather interesting.

@OP

try:
$cat /proc/cpuinfo (for cpu details)
$cat /pro/meminfo (for memory details)
$cat /proc/partitions
most other system details can be found similarly. You can even find details which a gui interface might not show.
 
Old 07-30-2010, 06:57 AM   #11
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I don't think its difficult even for a newbie, its rather interesting.
Running the commands is of course not difficult but understanding the resulting detailed output maybe difficult for newbies
 
Old 07-30-2010, 07:08 AM   #12
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I think i get your point ... but we will never know if we don't try.
pls end it here @anisha
 
Old 07-30-2010, 07:10 AM   #13
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pls end it here @anisha
What do you mean by "end it here" ? I replied politely to you and still if you do not want discussions do not post in the forums then.
 
Old 07-30-2010, 07:20 AM   #14
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I meant "end it here" in a more innocent sense than you take it to be. I started thinking that i was taking up space which really didn't concern the problem.
I am sorry to be more informal in my words than i should have been.
 
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:24 AM   #15
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I meant "end it here" in a more innocent sense than you take it to be. I started thinking that i was taking up space which really didn't concern the problem.
I am sorry to be more informal in my words than i should have been.
Its all right, cheer up now
 
  


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