Category : "Linux"

Test read/write speed of usb and ssd drives with dd command on Linux

Drive speed The speed of a drive is measured in terms of how much data it can read or write in unit time. The dd command is a simple command line tool that can be used to read and write arbitrary blocks of data to a drive and measure the speed at which the data transfer took place. In this post we ...

How to check processor and cpu details on Linux

Processor/Cpu details The details about the processor that we shall be talking about include, number of cores, availability of hyper threading, architecture, cache size etc. To find these details about the cpu on your system can be a bit difficult because the way different commands check them. The commands that we are going to use include lscpu, /proc/cpuinfo and lstopo (hwloc). They ...

How to disable Ipv6 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian

Ipv6 Ipv6 is the next version of the addressing scheme Ipv4 that is currently being used to assign numerical address to domain names like google.com over the internet. Ipv6 allows for more addresses than what Ipv4 supports. However it is not yet widely supported and its adoption is still in progress. Does your system support ipv6 ? For Ipv6 to work for you, there ...

9 commands to check hard disk partitions and disk space on Linux

In this post we are taking a look at some commands that can be used to check up the partitions on your system. The commands would check what partitions there are on each disk and other details like the total size, used up space and file system etc. Commands like fdisk, sfdisk and cfdisk are general partitioning tools that can not ...

Fix low resolution grub and splash screen with Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

Nvidia drivers With the Nvidia official drivers you are able to throttle the performance of the nvidia graphic cards (gpu) to the maximum. However there are small glitches that need to be fixed manually. After installing and enabling the nvidia proprietory drivers you would notice that the grub screen and the Ubuntu splash screen (called Plymouth at startup and shutdown are displaying ...

How to install the latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Nvidia drivers If you have an Nvidia graphics card on your system, then its recommended to install the official drivers provided by Nvidia. The proprietory drivers would utilise the hardware properly delivering full performance. Installation is pretty easy and it uses a ppa repository. So you do not need to compile anything. However, make sure to follow the steps properly. These steps would ...

How to get information about graphics card (GPU) on Linux

Graphics processing units - GPU You need to find out the correct model and vendor of the graphics card on your system, to be able to install the appropriate drivers and get the hardware to function properly. Most modern linux distros can detect variety of graphics card, but do not always have the best driver for it. So if you have an ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pages:12345678»