Benchmark graphics card (GPU) performance on Linux with glmark

Graphics performance - measure it Recently when I added a new nvidia graphics card to one of my desktops, I was curious to measure and compare the power of this graphics card with whatever it was before. One way to do this is with benchmark tools which would run a series of "drawing" tests to measure the graphics processing capacity of the ...

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) released and its time to upgrade

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Ubuntu 14.04, codenamed Trusty Tahr has been just released a few hours ago and its time to upgrade to get the latest Ubuntu. Its the first release of this year and is an long term release that shall get support till April 2019. To learn about what's new in 14.04 check out the release notes. Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04 ...

How to install the latest Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 16 Petra

Dedicated Nvidia GPU Having a dedicated graphics processing unit ( GPU or graphics card ), boosts graphics performance significantly, especially when playing 3d games. Nvidia GPUs are very popular on desktop computers and they work very well on linux, as drivers are available from Nvidia. It is necessary to install the right drivers to ensure proper utilisation GPU. Otherwise the performance ...

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 ...

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