Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I installed the system76 driver application for my laptop.

The system information tab shows my model, and the install drivers tab does something that looks like it's installing drivers.

How can I tell what drivers (if any) were actually installed or if there are new versions of the drivers available?

share|improve this question
Have you tried talking to System76 about this? their support is very good. – Alvar May 27 '12 at 21:53
You can tell what software was installed and when in the Ubuntu Software Centre. – Lewis Goddard May 29 '12 at 19:55
@LewisGoddard I can tell what software is installed by the the package manager, I can't see what was installed an application. – David Nehme May 30 '12 at 0:41

I am a system76 owner. The sys76 driver installs a ppa in your repositories, so as long as you update your system it should also be updated (I believe we are now in version 3.0.x). If you downloaded the deb file from their website and installed it then you have the drivers running. In case of doubt you can always open them and click in restore defaults, which will bring the drivers to the same config as to when you bought your machine.This is also the procedure when you perform a fresh ubuntu install or upgrade in your system.

You can open your dash and type system76. If you see a black sys76 logo then you have the drivers installed.

Other than that syst76 drivers works just fine and are transparent to the user. They only had a small incompatibility with Ubuntu tweak, but I reported the bug to UTweak devs and they fixed it.

enjoy your sys76 beauty !!

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.