System Information

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Fri Sep 26 01:29:26 BST 2008

Paul Lemmons wrote:
> -------- Original Message  --------
> Subject: Re:System Information
> From: Michael Salsman <msalsman at>
> To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at>
> Date: 09/25/2008 04:13 PM
>> Steven,
>> I know that this would be considered going to the dark side, but if 
>> you still had a Windoze O/S still installed on that laptop, you can 
>> get great information on what's inside the case with a utility called 
>> Belarc Advisor.  It's a free download for one machine, and can tell 
>> you all sorts of information about the hardware, as well as the 
>> software, operating system (as long as it's Microsoft).  I wish 
>> someone would write a utility like that for Linux.
>> Check out ....  It would be a good way to start 
>> if you already have Microsoft installed, and you are either getting 
>> ready to dump it for a GOOD operating system, or at a minimum set it 
>> up for dual-booting.
>> Mike
>> On Thu, 2008-09-25 at 13:28 -0400, Steven Vollom wrote:
>>> I have been trying to find the components in my newly purchased used 
>>> Compaq Evo N620c laptop.  The information I want is name of motherboard, 
>>> memory limitations and type of memory, and other relevant system 
>>> information.  I operate Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 3.5.9.  My processor is an 
>>> Intel P4 1.8mhz M.  When I got similar information on XP, I went to 
>>> system information, I believe.  Is there something like that in 
>>> Kubuntu.  I don't seem to Google a suitable question.  Thanks!  Steven
> Take a look at:
> This will give you some instructions on how to install an old Fedora 
> utility called "smolt" which collects and displays a significant 
> amount of information. It may or may not have what you are looking for 
> but might be a good starting place. In a nutshell you download two 
> files, dpkg -i to install them and run the command smoltSendProfile. 
> Reply "n" to ignore the request to actually send the profile to the 
> smolt server.
> -- 
> Sometimes I wonder.  Were our faith able to stand upright and look around, would it be looking down at the mustard seed or standing in awe of the height and breadth of it.
I went to the site, tried the code that was offered and my computer 
could not find it.  I attempted installing as follows:  sudo dpkg -i 
urlgrabber_3.1.0-2_all.deb   The package was not found.  I am new to 
using the terminal, however they set it up so I could not make a mistake 
in my entry, I don't think.  I was very careful to copy it exactly as 
you see.  Thank you friend.


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