How to Install GPU-Viewer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

The GPU-Viewer is a free, open-source project to create an easy-to-use interface for glxinfo, vulkaninfo, and clinfo. The program will be developed using Python 3 with GTK3 to display all the crucial details extracted from these programs on one page alongside other valuable tools like grep or AWK.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the latest GPU-Viewer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish with a third-party PPA from LaunchPAD using the command line terminal.

Update Ubuntu

Before proceeding, ensure your Ubuntu system is up-to-date using the following command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Import GPU-Viewer PPA

By default, the software is not available on Ubuntu’s repositories but is available from a PPA by Arun Sivaraman that constantly features the latest version.

Before proceeding, run the following command to ensure the following dependencies are installed.

sudo apt install software-properties-common -y

Next, import the PPA using the following command.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:arunsivaraman/gpuviewer -y

Run an APT update to sync the changes.

sudo apt-get update

Install GPU-Viewer

Begin the installation in your terminal by executing the following command.

sudo apt install gpu-viewer -y

How to Launch GPU-Viewer

Launching the application can be done in a few different methods, while in your terminal, you can use the following command.

gpu-viewer

Alternatively, you can launch it from the terminal and send it to the background to keep using the terminal instance using the following.

gpu-viewer &

For desktop users, find the icon application and possibly add it to your favorites.

The location path can be found in Activities > Show Applications > GPU-Viewer.

Example:

Install/Upgrade GPU-Viewer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Once open, you will see the default landing screen. Remember, this will be vastly different for each user.

Example:

Install/Upgrade GPU-Viewer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Example 2:

Install/Upgrade GPU-Viewer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Congratulations, you have installed GPU-Viewer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

How to Remove (Uninstall) GPU-Viewer

For users that no longer wish to have the software installed, first remove using the following command in your terminal.

sudo apt autoremove gpu-viewer --purge

Once complete, remove the imported PPA as this is no longer required by using the same command with the –remove flag added to the command.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:arunsivaraman/gpuviewer -y

And that is it; you have removed GPU-Viewer from your system.

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to import the latest PPA and install GPU-Viewer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

Overall, the software is handy for finding out system information relating to GPUs that is worth checking out as it is unique compared to other alternatives.



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