How To Install Neofetch on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Neofetch on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Neofetch on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Neofetch is a cross-platform and easy-to-use system information command-line script The Neofetch command display brief info about the respective system. It displays info such as Model, OS, Kernel, CPU, GPU, Memory, Uptime, Packages, Shell, Resolution, DE, WM, WP Theme, Theme, Icons, and Terminal.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Neofetch command-line system information on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Neofetch on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Neofetch on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, the Neofetch is available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Neofetch on your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install neofetch

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of Neofetch:

neofetch --version

Step 3. Accessing Neofetch on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Neofetch or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:

neofetch

Output:

.-/+oossssoo+/-.               root@idroot-ubuntu-2204 
        `:+ssssssssssssssssss+:`           --------------- 
      -+ssssssssssssssssssyyssss+-         OS: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS x86_64 Jammy Jellyfish
    .ossssssssssssssssssdMMMNysssso.       Host: KVM/QEMU (Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996) pc-i440fx-bionic) 
   /ssssssssssshdmmNNmmyNMMMMhssssss/      Kernel: 5.15.0-29-generic 
  +ssssssssshmydMMMMMMMNddddyssssssss+     Uptime: 8 hours, 22 mins 
 /sssssssshNMMMyhhyyyyhmNMMMNhssssssss/    Packages: 780 (dpkg), 8 (snap) 
.ssssssssdMMMNhsssssssssshNMMMdssssssss.   Shell: bash 5.0.16 
+sssshhhyNMMNyssssssssssssyNMMMysssssss+   Terminal: /dev/pts/0 
ossyNMMMNyMMhsssssssssssssshmmmhssssssso   CPU: QEMU Virtual version 2.5+ (1) @ 3.5GHz 
ossyNMMMNyMMhsssssssssssssshmmmhssssssso   GPU: 00:05.0 Cirrus Logic GD 5446 
+sssshhhyNMMNyssssssssssssyNMMMysssssss+   Memory: 1036MiB / 3887MiB 
.ssssssssdMMMNhsssssssssshNMMMdssssssss.
 /sssssssshNMMMyhhyyyyhdNMMMNhssssssss/                            
  +sssssssssdmydMMMMMMMMddddyssssssss+                             
   /ssssssssssshdmNNNNmyNMMMMhssssss/
    .ossssssssssssssssssdMMMNysssso.
      -+sssssssssssssssssyyyssss+-
        `:+ssssssssssssssssss+:`
            .-/+oossssoo+/-.

Neofetch information explained:

OS:Operating System Name and Version.
Host:PC or Server Name.
Kernel:The Linux Kernel version and build.
Uptime:The system uptime since start/reboot.
Packages:Installed Package Managers with package count.
Shell:Installed shell version.
Resolution:Monitor resolution.
DE:The installed user interface (Desktop Environment).
WM:Type of Window manager in use.
WM Theme:The Windows Manager theme.
Theme:The installed user interface theme.
Icons:The installed Icon Pack.
Terminal:The default terminal is in use.
CPU:The processor and performance
GPU:The installed graphics card.
Memory:Memory amount used and available.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Neofetch. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Neofetch command-line system information on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Neofetch website.

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