Display System Resources / Information in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

Want to know what your computer is made of? In Windows you can go to System Information and get a report of all the hardware and system components attached to your computer. Well, this brief tutorial is going to show you haw to quickly get hardware information in Ubuntu 12.04. When you run this one line command, it will show you info about your system board, graphic card, CPU, system memory, hard disk, etc…

Without wasting your time, let’s get going.


  • Get system information in Ubuntu 12.04
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below.

sudo lshw -html >> system_info.html




To view the report, run the command below:

firefox report_name.html



Replace report_name with the name of the report.





3 thoughts on “Display System Resources / Information in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)”

  1. Thanks. That’s a plain and simple method – and gives excellent detail.

    That’s one to put in the Ubuntu box of fault-finding tricks.

  2. It didn’t work because the author was testing for reading comprehension, rather than giving direct commands. The author replaced system_info with report_name and then placed a helpful and obscure note at the bottom to replace report_name with the actual name created in step 1 (system_info). This is what’s wrong with the linux community.

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