Install CPU-Z Linux Alternative ‘i-Nex’ in Ubuntu 16.04

i-Nex is a free and open-source tool that gathers and displays system and hardware components information in Ubuntu Linux.

i-Nex offers a CPU-Z like interface that displays information about:

  • CPU model, temperature, cache, usage.
  • GPU model, OpenGL, GLX, Kernel driver, memory usage, etc.
  • Motherboard model and BIOS info
  • Audio info and ALSA driver.
  • System, Desktop environment, Window manager, themes.
  • current and installed Kernel info.
  • Memory info and usage, network, USB, Hard Drive.

ScreenShots:

i-Nex CPU info i-Nex GPU info
i-Nex Motherboard i-nex audio info
i-nex drives I-Nex system info

How to install i-Nex in Ubuntu 16.04:

The developer maintains the latest packages in PPA with support for Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

1. To add i-Nex daily build PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

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

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter.

i-Nex PPA

2. (Optional for 16.04) i-Nex depends on Gambas3 libaries and the current build requires Gambas PPA for Ubuntu 15.10 and earlier releases:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gambas-team/gambas3

3. Finally update and install i-Nex by running following commands one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install i-nex

Uninstall i-Nex

To disable or remove the PPAs, simply launch Software & Updates utility and go to Other Software tab. And i-Nex can be removed via command:

sudo apt remove i-nex && sudo apt autoremove

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.
  • Kamboh

    Thanks for the nice information, I have just installed it.