How to install Hardinfo System Information Tool in Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will learn How to install Hardinfo System Information Tool in Ubuntu 18.04. Hardinfo is an open source and free application for the Linux operating system used to check system hardware information. This is a good lightweight app and is the easiest way to check your system configuration. System information is divided into four categories listed below by the Hardinfo Linux hardware information application:

  • Computer: Operating System details, Kernel Module, Boot info’s, Languages, File system details, Users.
  • Devices : Processor Info, Memory info, PCI devices, USB devices, Printer details, Battery Info, Sensors etc.
  • Network: Interfaces, IP Connections, Routing Table, ARP Table, Share Directories, DNS Servers.
  • Benchmarks : CPU Blowfish, CPU Cryptohash, CPU, Fibonacci, CPU N-Queens, FPU FFT etc.
How to install Hardinfo System Information Tool in Ubuntu 18.04

How to install Hardinfo System Information Tool in Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to install Hardinfo System Information Tool in Ubuntu 18.04:

Before installing the Hardinfo System Information Tool, we will need to install the required PPA repositories. To do so follow the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alessandro-strada/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease

Now we are ready to install Hardinfo System Information Tool. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install hardinfo
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
java-wrappers putty-tools
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
zlib1g-dev
The following NEW packages will be installed:
hardinfo zlib1g-dev
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 35 not upgraded.
Need to get 495 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,313 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 zlib1g-dev amd64 1:1.2.11.dfsg-0ubuntu2 [176 kB]

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Hardinfo System Information Tool. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l hardinfo
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii hardinfo 0.5.1+git201 amd64 Displays system information

Now to open the Hardinfo System Information Tool just type the command hardinfo on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ hardinfo
How to install Hardinfo System Information Tool in Ubuntu 18.04

Hardinfo System Information Tool

You can also open the Hardinfo System Information Tool graphically using Search your Ubuntu Applications box. Refer to the snapshot below.

How to install Hardinfo System Information Tool in Ubuntu 18.04

Hardinfo System Information Tool

Also Read – Top Basic Linux Commands for Beginners

How To Uninstall Hardinfo System Information Tool in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like Hardinfo System Information Tool and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r hardinfo
(Reading database ... 194562 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing hardinfo (0.5.1+git20180227-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install Hardinfo System Information Tool in Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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