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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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    finding system specifications


    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 installed).

    I've tried to find the RAM size by having a look at the contents of the file

    /proc/meminfo,

    however, I do not understand the information. The following are the contents of this file:

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    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
    Can you tell me from this information how big my RAM is? And how do I find out whether my processor is of 32-bit or 64 bit architecture?

    Thank you a lot,
    Natalie2210

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    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.

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    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 command
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    uname -m
    to get your architecture.

    Code:
    lscpu
    is installed on most machines i think.

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    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.

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