System Harware Information in Linux

All-In-One Tools

Hardware Lister:

Hardware Lister can be used for getting all the hardware information of a system. Some example usage are given below:


Configuring OpenVPN Client in DD-WRT

After spending almost a day in trying to configuring my dd-wrt router as an OpenVPN client and reading many complicated guides, I found a really simple way to configure OpenVPN. It is necessary that you have optware set up on your router. For setting up Optware, kindly read Optware, The Right Way.


Procedure For New Passport Or Reissue of Existing Passport

NOTE: The procedure for applying for a passport has changed considerably since writing this article. I encourage you to visit to know the exact procedure.

Internet Radio Player

UPDATE: Nightangle is now available for download. Ubuntu PPA repo is available as well . See
UPDATE: Songbird linux builds are available through contributed builds -



There is one feature I often missed in linux console - deleting to Trash. I often do a 'rm -rf' and then suddenly realize that I have accidentally deleted something which I shouldn't have. From now on, I needn't worry because I have started using trash-cli, a command line interface to the trashcan. This small utility provides commands to delete and restore files from the console.


Washing Machine

I generally avoid hiring a maid and like to automate the daily chores to the maximum possible extent. The biggest investment in this direction was the washing machine. This was purchased with the marriage gift money given by my Aunt Suchitra (Mom's elder sister). After reading several reviews and comparing the different models of washing machines, we finally decided to go for Whirlpool ABM551 5.5 Kg front load fully automatic washing machine. Some of the things we considered before purchasing this are:


Moved To A New House

About two months back, Veena (my wife) and I moved to a new house. I've been thinking about blogging on this since then but just couldn't take the time out. Anyway, here is my experience so far on moving out of my parents' home.


Maternal Grandmother Passes Away

On April 12, 2010 at around 14:20, my maternal grandmother, Thirumala Devi, aged 75, succumbed to a heart attack. Her health had deteriorated considerably during her last few days and she had been bed-ridden for almost a month. May her soul rest in peace.



With my wife, Veena, not getting a transfer immediately after marriage, I moved to Chennai for a couple of months. My stay in Chennai was at TGN Guest House. I'd like to mention a few words about my stay there so that this article will serve as a review for TGN Guest House as well.


Obtaining a Marriage Certificate (Secunderabad, India)

Having applied for a marriage certificate today, I am documenting the procedure here so that it is useful for someone. I got married according to the Hindu Marriage Act and the details given here are mainly applicable for this Act. For the Special Marriage Act or further information on the Hindu Marriage Act, kindly visit:


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