DXDIAG EQUIVALENT ON LINUX // HOW TO EASILY CREATE A DOCUMENT OF YOUR WORKSTATION’S SPECS

DirectX Diagnostic Tool (dxdiag) is quite handy on Windows for checking your specs.
We have similar tools on the command prompt on Linux.
The command is as follows:

         sudo lshw -html > specs.html

This command will create a HTML-file with your workstation’s specs listed in it.
The file will be created in to the folder you’re currently located in. So if you want this in your doc file, remember to first relocate there.

The command will generate A LOT of info. However, you can browse through it quickly and find the info needed (such as GPU, CPU, drivers etc).

Alternately, you can just dump the file into your desktop with this command:

         sudo lshw -html > /home/*your_username*/Desktop/specs.html

You can open the file in any browser. The HTML-file looks a little something like this:cpu

Above information about my workstation’s CPU.
Bellow basic header for the file.

linuxboys

The full file of my workstation can be found here here: specs

This is a very handy tool when you need to quickly check your gear or when you need to post the workstation’s stats into an assignment/research w/e.

If you don’t fancy messing around with the command promt, you can also use a program called “Hardinfo”. You can find the program from the software installer on Ubuntu based distributions or use a simple command:

sudo apt-get install hardinfo

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