Tuesday, December 8, 2015

How to install CPU-Z (I-NEX) on Lubuntu

If you are previously a windows users, you probably know a very cool program called CPU-Z, this program can show hardware information on your computer, in this article i will show you how to install CPU-Z on lubuntu.

On lubuntu there is no CPU-Z actually, but there is a similar program called I-Nex, I-Nex is the closest thing to CPU-Z you can get on lubuntu operating system. 

I-Nex is an application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z.

I-Nex can display information for the following components: CPU, GPU, Motherboard, Sound, Hard disks, RAM, Network and USB as well as some system info like the hostname, Linux distribution and version, Xorg, GCC, GLX versions and Linux Kernel info.

Besides being able to display hardware information, I-Nex can also generate an advanced report for which you can select what to include and optionally send the report to a service such as Pastebin (and others). It also features an option to take a screenshot of the I-Nex window directly from the application.

The difference between I-Nex and the other hardware information GUI tools available for Linux is that the information is better organized and is displayed faster (than lshw-gtk for instance). Also, the hardware information is presented in a way that’s easier to understand than other such tools.

Alright, enough talking, let's start installing I-Nex on lubuntu.

Step by step how to install CPU-Z (I-Nex) on lubuntu 15.10
  • first of all, you need to install gambas 3, because the GUI of I-Nex is based on gambas 3, read my other article on how to install gambas 3 on lubuntu.
  • next, add launchpad PPA repo for I-Nex daily build

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/daily

  • next, update the repository list

  • sudo apt-get update

  • and then finally install the I-Nex itself

  • sudo apt-get install i-nex

  • once installed, you can open I-Nex from lubuntu start menu > System Tools > I-Nex

By the time i wrote this article, the stable version of I-Nex for lubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf is not yet available, but if you are using older lubuntu, you probably can install the stable release.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install i-nex

I-Nex is probably not as perfect as CPU-Z on windows, but at least we have something similar to CPU-Z on our lubuntu operating system.

~ be happy ~

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