Howto Get your System information with Sysinfo

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Sysinfo is a GTK2 based program which can display the following computer/system information:

-- General information: Kernel version, Distribution release,Hostname/domainname, some important software versions.
-- CPU information: Name/vendor, Frequency, L2 Cache, model/family/stepping.
-- Memory information: Total, Free, Cached, Active/inactive, Swap.
-- IDE information: Disks CD/DVD-roms, Model, Capacity, Cache.
-- Filesystem information: Filesystem disk space usage(mounted partitions).
-- Hardware information: Motherboard chipset, IDE interface, VGA contoller,
Multimedia controllers(sound cards), Ethernet cards.
-- USB information: USB controllers.
-- NVIDIA information: Graphic card model, AGP rate, Fast writes/SBA, Driver
version. (accelerated linux driver needed)
-- Other information: Sound card details, Input devices, Screen resolution.

Install sysinfo in Ubuntu

Install sysinfo using the following command

sudo aptitude install sysinfo

This will complete the installation.

Using Sysinfo

If yo want to open go to Applications--->System Tools--->Sysinfo

Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen

You need to select on your left panel which information you want to see now we will see one by one first one is System details

CPU Details

Memory Details

Storage Details

Hardware Details you can choose different options from dropdown menu

Motherboard details

Graphic card Details

Network Details

Sysinfo version details

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14 Responses

  1. Awesome tool, thanks for the info!

  2. Richard says:

    Try hardinfo (GUI based) or lshw (command line) – both are much more comprehensive than sysinfo, both in Ubuntu universe repository.

  3. Derek says:

    Sysinfo could be improved by adding a feature that shows exactly how much RAM the Graphics card has…

  4. bill says:

    i use under ubuntu 8.0.4 sudo aptitude install sysinfo and I am getting
    Couldn’t find any package whose name or description matched “sysinfo”
    No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
    0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.

  5. admin says:


    You need to make sure you have enabled universe and multiverse repositories.If you don’t have enabled use this guide

  6. Bill says:

    Thank you admin.That was it
    I was using LiveCd and 2 times i managed to use sysinfo without doing anything with repositories.Now its ok

  7. Yasir says:

    Thanks for help. Also from Richard.

  8. bill says:

    sysinfo uses MONO, the 3rd party proprietaryish app from Novell based on M$’s .NET. I’d steer clear of MONO and this app.

    hardinfo is smaller and provides at least the same info.

  9. Cliff says:


  10. Russ says:

    Installed sysinfo on Super OS (Ubuntu 9.10 modded) and I wasn’t paying attention – realised too late that it wanted to remove 70 packages! Very annoying. I’m new to linux, but now I’ll know to pay more attention.

    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    alien{u} amrnb{u} amrwb{u} amsn{u} amsn-data{u} app-runner{u}
    bsd-mailx{u} compizconfig-settings-manager{u} cvs{u} debhelper{u}
    disable-system-beep{u} fastjar{u} gettext{u} gufw{u} html2text{u}
    intltool-debian{u} jarwrapper{u} java-common{u} kdebase-plasma{u}
    kdelibs{u} libamrnb3{u} libamrwb3{u} libdvdcss2{u} libkonq5{u}
    libkonq5-templates{u} libmail-sendmail-perl{u} libpolkit-dbus2{u}
    libpolkit-gnome0{u} libpolkit-grant2{u} libpolkit2{u} libqimageblitz4{u}
    libqt4-assistant{u} libqt4-gui{u} librpm0{u} librpmbuild0{u} librpmio0{u}
    libsnack2-alsa{u} libsys-hostname-long-perl{u} lsb{u} lsb-core{u}
    lsb-cxx{u} lsb-desktop{u} lsb-graphics{u} m4{u} mailx{u} ncurses-term{u}
    ndisgtk{u} ndiswrapper-common{u} ndiswrapper-utils-1.9{u}
    odbcinst1debian1{u} pax{u} plasma-widget-folderview{u} po-debconf{u}
    policykit{u} policykit-gnome{u} python-compizconfig{u} realpath{u}
    realplay{u} rpm{u} runz{u} skype{u} sun-java6-bin{u} sun-java6-jre{u}
    sun-java6-plugin{u} super-os-installer{u} tcl-tls{u} tcl8.5{u} tk8.5{u}
    ubuntu-restricted-extras{u} unixodbc{u}

  11. B. Roland says:


    Great info, and awesome tool, thanks!

  12. J. Harteb says:

    Lovely! 😀 Thanks! ^^

  13. Tapas Mishra says:

    Instead you can use sudo dmidecode

  14. Richard says:

    I installed Sysinfo onto my Ubuntu 11.10 machine, ran it, and found only a pittance of information about my unit. Nothing at all like shown here (which is what I was wanting)Did I do something wrong when installing or install the wrong program? Sure would like to know what to do about it! Thanks:

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