Glxinfo Alternatives

    Glxinfo is described as 'glxinfo is a command-line tool that can help you diagnose problems with your 3D acceleration setup. It can also provide additional helpful information for developers' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are eight alternatives to Glxinfo for Linux and Windows. The best alternative is WattmanGTK, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Glxinfo are hwinfo (Free, Open Source), cpuid (Free, Open Source), vbetool (Free, Open Source) and read-edid (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 25, 2021

    1. Linux (GTK3+) GUI to view detailed information about and configure AMD GPUs settings.
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    2. hwinfo/libhd are used to probe for the hardware present in the system. It can be used to generate a system overview log which can be later used for support.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      cpuid dumps detailed information about the CPU(s) gathered from the CPUID instruction, and also determines the exact model of CPU(s).
    3. vbetool is a small application that executes code from the BIOS of your video card. This is mostly useful for reinitialising the hardware, for instance after ACPI suspend/resuming.
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    4. read-edid is a pair of tools (originally by John Fremlin) for reading the EDID from a monitor. It should work with most monitors made since 1996 (except for newer ones with 256-byte EDID's - WiP), assuming the video card supports the standard read commands (most do).


    5. DRIconf is a configuration applet for the Direct Rendering Infrastructure. It allows customizing performance and visual quality settings of OpenGL drivers on a per-driver, per-screen and/or per-application level.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      GUI tools for diagnosing, repairing, and failsafing X.org issues.
    6. Dmidecode reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.
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