How to Install I-Nex System Info Tool in Ubuntu – A CPU Z Linux Alternative Application

In this article, we are going to learn How to install I-Nex system info tool in Ubuntu. It’s a nice open-source application used to get system information of laptop, desktop, and so on. I-Nex is a CPU Z Linux alternative tool. it’s a lightweight application available for almost all Linux distribution’s i.e. Ubuntu, Manjaro Linux, Fedora, Redhat, CentOS, Arch Linux…etc…I-Nex system info tool was developed by Michal Glowienka on the year 2011.

I-Nex system info tool collects and provides below system information:

  • CPU Information: CPU model and Speed eg: Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU 2.50 GHz, CPU Cache Info., CPU ID, CPU Architecture eg : (x64 & x86).
  • GPU provides Information about the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).
  • Available audio hardware info.
  • System Driver details.
  • Basic System Information’s eg: System Arch. (x86 or x64), System Name, Installed Operating System, Operating System provided vendor details, Theme Info, etc.
  • Linux Operating System Kernel Info.
  • Installed Physical & Virtual memory Information.
  • Network hardware device information eg: MAC address, Ethernet Enabled or Disables status, Up Time, IP Address..etc..
  • Input port information eg: USB, Serial, Parallel port details.

How to Install I-Nex System Info Tool in Ubuntu – A CPU Z Linux Alternative Application

Follow the below steps to install I-Nex system info tool in Ubuntu – A Cpu Z Linux Alternative application

Before starting the installation of the I-Nex system info (CPU Z Linux alternative) package we have to install the required official PPA repository for that. To install so use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/daily   # Install PPA Repository
 Daily builds of I-Nex. If you like i-Nex app, donate to project at this page http://i-nex.linux.pl/
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~i-nex-development-team/+archive/ubuntu/daily
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpb37fmrv7/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpb37fmrv7/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key F34CDDAD from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmpb37fmrv7/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key F34CDDAD: public key "Launchpad PPA for I-Nex Development Team" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

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After installing the PPA repository let’s update the packages and repositories of Ubuntu using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/i-nex-development-team/daily/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.6 kB]      
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]                                                         
Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/i-nex-development-team/daily/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [1,200 B]
Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/i-nex-development-team/daily/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [1,196 B]                                      
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/i-nex-development-team/daily/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [552 B]
Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]       
Fetched 327 kB in 2s (127 kB/s) 
Reading package lists... Done

Now we are ready to install the I-Nex System info package. So to install the same you can use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install i-nex   # Install I-Nex Cpu Z Linux Alternative Package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  gambas3-gb-desktop gambas3-gb-desktop-x11 gambas3-gb-form gambas3-gb-gtk gambas3-gb-gui gambas3-gb-image gambas3-gb-qt5 gambas3-gb-settings gambas3-runtime
  libcpuid14 mesa-utils pastebinit
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  gambas3-gb-desktop gambas3-gb-desktop-x11 gambas3-gb-form gambas3-gb-gtk gambas3-gb-gui gambas3-gb-image gambas3-gb-qt5 gambas3-gb-settings gambas3-runtime i-nex
  libcpuid14 mesa-utils pastebinit
0 upgraded, 13 newly installed, 0 to remove and 234 not upgraded.
Need to get 3,954 kB of archives.
After this operation, 16.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y   ---> Enter "y" to continue the Installation

As you can see above we have successfully installed the I-Nex System info (Cpu Z Linux Alternative) package successfully. To confirm the same reference to the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l i-nex   # Confirm the installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  i-nex                                7.6.0-0~bzr1022~2017052 amd64                   CPU-Z Alternative for Linux. For Viewing System Device Information.

Now to open the application just type the command i-nex on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

[email protected]:~$ i-nex   # Open the I-Nex Cpu Z Linux alternative application

You can also open the I-Nex System Info application graphically using Search your computer box.

How To Uninstall I-Nex System Info Tool in Ubuntu?

For any reason, if you don’t like I-Nex System Info Tool and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r i-nex  # Uninstall I-Nex System Info tool
(Reading database ... 244577 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing i-nex (7.6.0-0~bzr1022~20170524~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...

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