QMMP – A winamp style music player for Linux

QMMP The number of multimedia applications on Linux is constantly increasing over time and there is already an abundance. If you are looking for a winamp style mp3 player for your desktop, then try out this app called Qmmp. It provides a look n feel akin to Winamp of windows and is same way easy to use. Qmmp is built using ...

16 commands to check hardware information on Linux

Hardware information Like for every thing, there are plenty of commands to check information about the hardware of your linux system. Some commands report only specific hardware components like cpu or memory while the rest cover multiple hardware units. This post takes a quick look at some of the most commonly used commands to check information and configuration details about various hardware ...

Get hardware information on Linux with lshw command

Lshw - List hardware Lshw is a nifty small command line utility that generates detailed reports about various hardware components on the system. It does so by reading different files in the /proc directory. Lshw is capable of reporting memory configuration, firmware version, mainboard configuration, CPU version and speed, cache configuration, bus speed etc. Install lshw Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora ...

Check hardware information on Linux with hwinfo command

Hwinfo The hwinfo command is a very handy command line tool that can be used to probe for details about hardware components. It reports information about most hardware units like cpu, hdd controllers, usb controllers, network card, graphics cards, multimedia, printers etc. Hwinfo depends on the libhd library to gather hardware information which depends on libhal. Hwinfo is available in the repositories of ...

How to install hwinfo on Fedora 19/20 and CentOS 5/6

Hwinfo - Hardware Information Tool Hwinfo is a command line utility to probe and gather information about hardware components on a system in a easy to read format. It was initially a opensuse specific tool that was later compiled for other systems like Debian, Fedora, Arch etc. Hwinfo is not available in the Fedora repositories, and neither is it present in any ...

18 commands to monitor network bandwidth on Linux server

This post mentions some linux command line tools that can be used to monitor the network usage. These tools monitor the traffic flowing through network interfaces and measure the speed at which data is currently being transferred. Incoming and outgoing traffic is shown separately. Some of the commands, show the bandwidth used by individual processes. This makes it easy to detect ...

10 examples of Linux ss command to monitor network connections

ss - socket statistics In a previous tutorial we saw how to use the netstat command to get statistics on network/socket connections. However the netstat command has long been deprecated and replaced by the ss command from the iproute suite of tools. The ss command is capable of showing more information than the netstat and is faster. The netstat command reads various ...

8 examples of findmnt command to check mounted file systems on Linux

Mounted file systems and devices The more common command to check mounted file systems on linux is the mount command which is used to not only list mounted devices, but also mount and unmount them as and when needed. Here is another nifty command called findmnt, that can be used to take a quick look at what is mounted where and ...

Setup mail forwarding in postfix on Ubuntu or Debian

Postfix mail forwarding Postfix is a commonly used MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) program that can receive, deliver or route emails. So if you have your own domain and a server then using postfix you can setup emails on the domain like myname@mydomain.com. Setting up a full featured mail server with postfix is a lengthy process requiring quite some effort. Furthermore, using ...

6 quick tools to monitor system resources on Linux

Monitor server resources System administrators need to monitor their server to ensure proper functioning. The practice enables administrators to detect possible issues in advance and recover the system, before it causes any trouble. There are plenty of commands on Linux to monitor different system resources like cpu usage, memory usage, network, disk usage and so on. Popular ones are top, htop, iostat, ...

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