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    Fully Testing a Linux System

    Does anyone know of any scripts or lists of command that could possibly test any part of a Linux system that can be tested then give some sort of easy to understand report?

    I know people that often complain that there is something wrong with their system but they cant seem to tell me what it is or when I'm looking at it I don't see anything wrong. I wan't something that can test anything and everything that can be tested from hardware issues to software issues, Graphics related stuff and security. Something that can at least show me where to start or highlight any underling problems that would other wise go undetected.

    Perhaps there are some experts that could put something like this together. Any help would be appreciated.

    I mainly use Ubuntu/Kubuntu systems.

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    There is a large collection of diagnostic tools at Ultimate Boot CD - Overview mainly hardware oriented. You need to boot the CD, choose a tool, and run it.

    I don't know of any software diagnostic toolset that will test everything related to software.

    A very general-purpose approach to debugging is at Debugging rules!

    My experience with helping other people, particularly neophytes, is that it can be an issue of a social approach as well as a technical approach.

    Best wishes ... cheers, drl
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    After booting anny live cd or if installed internally to usb drive or internal hardrive. You can do a hardware check at

    Debian HCL; Debian GNU/Linux device driver check & report

    It has saved my bacon a bunch for internal pci gear. I've used it on Puppy Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, etc.....
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