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Old 01-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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Old Alien Box help on ubuntu 12.04


OK here goes. I got a old alien box this weekend 100 bucks.I say old Im thinking pre 09 . It has no dell stickers on it. So got it home booted it up just fine It had windows on it so i just went and found a ubuntu user mag and it had a copy of 12.04 Did a defalut install. Here is what i do know about it. 4 gig sticks of ram and two hd 320 gigs and has a 8800 geforce graphc card. Im thinking this thing should fly. Not so much..I would like to know is how can I found out what I have with out taking it all apart.such as what kind of MB and prosscer its running. IM not whating to game with this setup. But what im looking to do with it use it as a backup server for my website and Use it to login to the site and such.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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Install lshw, it is in the Ubuntu repositories, it will give you a nice overview about the hardware in the machine.
 
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help...That what I was looking for...
 
Old 01-02-2013, 09:14 PM   #4
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Also :

The command : $ cat /proc/cpuinfo
... will tell the most about the cpu processor.
 
Old 01-03-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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Just going into the BIOS and looking around should show you quite a bit of information as well.

BTW, you probably mean 'alienware'.
 
  


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