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Dear all, I need to find out the RAM size as well as the graphics driver and the processor specifications of the laptop I use (currently, Linux Mint Julia is ...
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- 12-22-2013 #1
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- Dec 2013
finding system specifications
I need to find out the RAM size as well as the graphics driver and the processor specifications of the laptop I use (currently, Linux Mint Julia is installed).
I've tried to find the RAM size by having a look at the contents of the file
however, I do not understand the information. The following are the contents of this file:
MemTotal: 3987356 kB MemFree: 2924844 kB Buffers: 56592 kB Cached: 488824 kB SwapCached: 0 kB Active: 480024 kB Inactive: 393140 kB Active(anon): 334448 kB Inactive(anon): 74744 kB Active(file): 145576 kB Inactive(file): 318396 kB Unevictable: 16 kB Mlocked: 16 kB SwapTotal: 9936892 kB SwapFree: 9936892 kB Dirty: 8144 kB Writeback: 880 kB AnonPages: 327760 kB Mapped: 85804 kB Shmem: 81448 kB Slab: 45756 kB SReclaimable: 23256 kB SUnreclaim: 22500 kB KernelStack: 2544 kB PageTables: 18156 kB NFS_Unstable: 0 kB Bounce: 0 kB WritebackTmp: 0 kB CommitLimit: 11930568 kB Committed_AS: 1312888 kB VmallocTotal: 34359738367 kB VmallocUsed: 574736 kB VmallocChunk: 34359142716 kB HardwareCorrupted: 0 kB HugePages_Total: 0 HugePages_Free: 0 HugePages_Rsvd: 0 HugePages_Surp: 0 Hugepagesize: 2048 kB DirectMap4k: 11264 kB DirectMap2M: 4114432 kB
Thank you a lot,
- 12-22-2013 #2
open a terminal and type free -h that will give the basic RAM in gigabytes and megabytes instead of kilobytes like you're getting above.
- 12-22-2013 #3
somebody is getting aquainted with linux the right way around. very good.
the very first is your total ram:
MemTotal: 3987356 kB
that would be 4GB, does it jibe?
you can try the commandCode:
- 12-22-2013 #4
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- Dec 2013
Try 'sudo lshw' or 'sudo hwinfo'. If your system doesn't have one or the other installed you can use your package manager and install one of them. I believe, though I may be mistaken, on mint you can type 'sudo apt-get install lshw'. Wither command can tell you what you want to know.