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I-Nex: System and Hardware information tool

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I-Nex is an application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z.

I-Nex can display information for the following components: CPU, GPU, Motherboard, Sound, Hard disks, RAM, Network and USB as well as some system info like the hostname, Linux distribution and version, Xorg, GCC, GLX versions and Linux Kernel info.

Besides being able to display hardware information, I-Nex can also generate an advanced report for which you can select what to include and optionally send the report to a service such as Pastebin (and others). It also features an option to take a screenshot of the I-Nex window directly from the application.

The difference between I-Nex and the other hardware information GUI tools available for Linux is that the information is better organized and is displayed faster (than lshw-gtk for instance). Also, the hardware information is presented in a way that’s easier to understand than other such tools.

Tested on


  • Gambas3
    • gambas3-runtime (>= 3.8.4)
    • gambas3-gb-image (>= 3.8.4)
    • gambas3-gb-qt5 (>= 3.8.4)
    • gambas3-gb-form (>= 3.8.4)
    • gambas3-gb-desktop (>= 3.8.4)
    • gambas3-gb-desktop-x11 (>= 3.8.4)
    • gambas3-gb-form-stock (>= 3.8.4)
  • libc6
  • pastebinit
  • libcpuid

Build in Ubuntu

Adding required repositories:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gambas-team/gambas3 && \
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/stable && \
sudo apt-get update

Optional - add the development build repository (latest build, may be unstable):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/daily && \
sudo apt-get update

Installing dependencies:

sudo apt-get install \
debhelper devscripts pkg-config dpkg-dev \
lsb-release gambas3-dev gambas3-gb-image gambas3-gb-qt5 gambas3-gb-form gambas3-gb-desktop \
gambas3-gb-form-stock git

Install from repository:

sudo apt-get install i-nex

Downloading sources

git clone

Build DEB package from sources:

cd ./I-Nex && \
fakeroot debian/rules build && \ 
fakeroot debian/rules binary && \
cd .. && \
sudo dpkg -i ./i-nex*.deb

Install Fedora Build

Adding required repositories:

  yum install dnf dnf-plugins-core fedora-repos-rawhide
  dnf copr enable brollylssj/libcpuid
  dnf copr enable brollylssj/I-Nex

Installing dependencies:

  yum install --enablerepo rawhide gambas3-runtime gambas3-gb-desktop gambas3-gb-form gambas3-gb-form-dialog \
    gambas3-gb-form-stock gambas3-gb-gtk gambas3-gb-gui gambas3-gb-image gambas3-gb-qt5* gambas3-gb-settings
  yum install fdupes

Install RPM from repository:

  dnf install i-nex i-nex-data

Build in CentOS/RHEL

Adding required repositories:

To satisfy build dependencies, please add the Fedora EPEL and NUX Dextop repositories.

Installing dependencies:

  yum install fdupes glx-utils i2c-tools procps-ng
  yum install imagemagick autoconf automake hicolor-icon-theme net-tools pkgconfig libcpuid-devel \
    procps-ng-devel freeglut pciutils \
    xz rpm-build redhat-rpm-config make gcc

Setup RPM Build Environment per CentOS/RHEL instructions here

  mkdir -p ~/rpmbuild/{BUILD,RPMS,SOURCES,SPECS,SRPMS}
  echo "%_topdir /home/testuser/rpmbuild" >> ~/.rpmmacros

Rebuild Fedora Rawhide RPM dependencies for CentOS/RHEL:

where VERSION = currently available Rawhide RPM

rpmbuild --rebuild gambas3-<VERSION>.src.rpm download RPM from Rawhide repository

rpmbuild --rebuild libcpuid-<VERSION>.src.rpm download RPM from Rawhide repository

  cd ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64/
  yum --nogpgcheck localinstall gambas3-runtime gambas3-gb-desktop gambas3-gb-form gambas3-gb-form-dialog \
    gambas3-gb-form-stock gambas3-gb-gtk gambas3-gb-gui gambas3-gb-image gambas3-gb-qt5* gambas3-gb-settings \
    libcpuid* libcpuid*-devel

NOTE: Additional packages may need to be (re)built from Rawhide, as Gambas build prerequisites:

yum --nogpgcheck localinstall allegro* alure* dumb* fluidsynth* lash* SDL2_image* SDL2_mixer* SDL2_ttf*

Building RPM from latest commit sources:

where GITTAG = Short git commit tag, GITLONG = Long git commit tag, TEMPSRCDIR = Temporary folder for uncompressed source

  wget -O ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/I-Nex-<GITLONG>.zip<GITTAG>.zip
  unzip ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/I-Nex-<GITLONG>.zip -d <TEMPSRCDIR>
  cp <TEMPSRCDIR>/dists/redhat/i-nex.spec ~/rpmbuild/SPECS

  [NOTE: Edit %define _gittag_, _gitlong_, and _gitdate_ at the top of ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/i-nex.spec]

  rpmbuild -bb ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/i-nex.spec

Build lastest git snapshot I-Nex release in Arch Linux

yaourt -S i-nex-git --needed --noconfirm

Install lastest backported I-Nex release in Manjaro Linux

sudo pacman -S i-nex

Main guide build app from sources

NOTE: Don't report issues about manual build I-Nex app from sources based on this guide. First of all be sure you have installed all dependencies. Changes specify in pastebinit and via sed command are needed for Arch Linux here. In Your distro these values can be different.

Downloading sources

git clone

Build and install app from sources

cd I-Nex
sed -i 's|python3$|python2|' pastebinit
sed -i -e 's|^STATIC.*|STATIC = false|'
sed -i -e 's|^UDEV_RULES_DIR.*|UDEV_RULES_DIR = /usr/lib/udev/rules.d|'
cd I-Nex
autoreconf -i
./configure --prefix=/usr
cd ..
sudo make install