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General => Suggestions and Feedback => Topic started by: Jerry on April 15, 2015, 08:44:23 AM

Title: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: Jerry on April 15, 2015, 08:44:23 AM
We now have 3 new profile fields for people to display, CPU, RAM, and GPU. These 3 were chosen because most issues involve these pieces of hardware. We also have to limit the list so that peoples profiles don't take up a whole page when posting :)

(http://i.imgur.com/WaX5qNe.png)

These can be found in: Profile, Forum Profile (scroll to bottom)

Please keep your info as concise as possible. If you have multiple computers, please list your main computer.

To get your system info, open a terminal and do:

Code: [Select]
inxi -b
Thanks to avj for the suggestion :)

I encourage all members to display these details :)
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: Coastie on April 15, 2015, 10:00:19 AM
Done. Added "desktop" because it is often though that my processors are in a laptop. If I put wrong info in especially GPU, let me know.
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: Jerry on April 15, 2015, 10:06:27 AM
Thanks Coastie, I've shortened your specs, they were quite long. Cheers.
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: Jerry on April 15, 2015, 11:17:23 AM
Ok folks, I have changed ram to drop down selection, this keeps the format the same for everyone. Sorry, you'll have to re-add it :( I've made these entries compulsory on registration, saves as asking the  same question 100's of times over :)
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: Wirezfree on April 15, 2015, 11:20:33 AM
Added my main, most used PC
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: avj on April 15, 2015, 11:23:27 AM
Done, I think this is a great idea.   :D

You might need to tell some people how to find the info though with something like:
Code: [Select]
inxi -b
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: TMG1961 on April 15, 2015, 02:38:41 PM
Updated my profile
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: treb29 on April 15, 2015, 05:43:59 PM
All done thanks :D
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: Jerry on April 15, 2015, 10:40:41 PM
Thank you everyone :)
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: zygmunto on April 16, 2015, 01:38:33 AM
Done.
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: newtusmaximus on April 16, 2015, 08:56:04 AM
Jerry,
Might I suggest Name and model number of laptop or Desktop be included to give potential users a more recognizable starting point ? I.e in my case Toshiba Sat Pro A10
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: Coastie on April 16, 2015, 11:30:22 AM
Thanks Coastie, I've shortened your specs, they were quite long. Cheers.

Thanks. I wasn't sure what I was posting.

Corrections: System Profiler and Benchmark and other programs report I have 4 CPU's. inxi -b says I have Dual core Intel Atom CPU 330. I don't know if I have 4 CPU's or 2 Dual Core CPU's.  :-\   Either way it is 4.

Also 2 GB RAM.  8)
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: misko_2083 on April 16, 2015, 11:48:04 AM
Updated profile info.
Jerry, I left you a message on Skype. By the way if you right-click on the profile in Skype an select View Profile it will show local time. Usefull. :)
Thanks Coastie, I've shortened your specs, they were quite long. Cheers.

Thanks. I wasn't sure what I was posting.

Corrections: System Profiler and Benchmark and other programs report I have 4 CPU's. inxi -b says I have Dual core Intel Atom CPU 330. I don't know if I have 4 CPU's or 2 Dual Core CPU's.  :-\   Either way it is 4.

Also 2 GB RAM.  8)
You have 2 physical cores Coastie. It's Hyper-Threading Technology that delivers two processing threads per physical core. Your CPU can run 4 threads on 2 cores at the same time.
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: Jerry on April 16, 2015, 02:55:27 PM
Jerry,
Might I suggest Name and model number of laptop or Desktop be included to give potential users a more recognizable starting point ? I.e in my case Toshiba Sat Pro A10

Thank you for the suggestion newtusmaximus, however as is mentioned in the first post we have to limit the info displayed to the most essential. If we know the cpu, memory and gpu we can get off to a great start when it comes to Support for video issues, programs that consume memory and performance due to core/thread limitations on cpu's. These 3 relate in some way to many requests for support regarding hardware issues and to a lesser degree, problems with software. Cheers :)
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: Jerry on April 16, 2015, 03:04:58 PM

Jerry, I left you a message on Skype. By the way if you right-click on the profile in Skype an select View Profile it will show local time. Usefull. :)


Cheers buddy :)
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: newtusmaximus on April 16, 2015, 06:14:09 PM
Understood Jerry.  :)
Is there a way that the Hardware Database can become more user friendly. A potential newcomer to Linux is unlikely to know their system components.  They will however know their computer brand and it model number.  Feeding this into the database at the moment is unlikely to help them. i.e if you type Dell for example into the search field you don't get all the dell models loaded coming up for you to scan.
Purpose to help the prospective newcomer  answer the question "Will LL work for me?"  i.e  encourage them to give it a try


Or have I missed something?
Tks.
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: Coastie on April 17, 2015, 08:22:09 PM
You have 2 physical cores Coastie. It's Hyper-Threading Technology that delivers two processing threads per physical core. Your CPU can run 4 threads on 2 cores at the same time.

I know I am getting i deep water now.  :-[

Does this mean I have two dual core CPU's? If I do should my specs in the profile say 2 X Dual Core Intel Atom Intel Atom 330? What is hyper-threading? What are threads?  :-\
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: Wirezfree on April 18, 2015, 04:11:48 AM
Hi Coastie,

Intel have a whole range of CPU's going from 1 core up to I now believe 72 cores.
They also implement on "some" of the CPU's a Technology called Hyper-Threading (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-threading).
This Hyper-Threading allows 1 core to simulate 2 cores.
In your case, You have 1 Physical "Atom 330 (http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Atom+330+%40+1.60GHz&id=604)" on your board, it contains 2 CPU Cores, and it also as Hyper-Threading
So if you go into Menu > System > Resource usage it should look like you have 4 CPUS, from 1 physical ATOM 330.
Your spec is 1 X ATOM-330

This is from my top PC, 1 X 4 Core CPU with Hyper-Threading, so it looks like 8 CPU's

(http://i.imgur.com/awlEhvx.png)

Dave
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: Coastie on April 18, 2015, 10:03:25 PM
Hi Coastie,

...You have 1 Physical on your board, it contains 2 CPU Cores, and it also as Hyper-Threading
So if you go into Menu > System > Resource usage it should look like you have 4 CPUS, from 1 physical ATOM 330.
Your spec is 1 X ATOM-330 ...

Dave

 :o Thanks, Dave. The more I learn, the more I realize the less I know.  8)
Title: Re: Forum Profile Fields - CPU, RAM, GPU
Post by: LL-user on March 09, 2016, 04:35:51 AM
I would suggest to be able to leave the RAM field empty. I for example have so many machines running with Linux Lite, all with different specifications, that I rather leave it empty.
Currently - if left empty - it shows 256MB, which is confusing to the least.