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Yo! how to find out what capture card Im currently using? I'm using Ubuntu as an operating system. thanks. :)

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Which release are you using? – Mitch Jun 6 '12 at 8:40
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You can try System Settings by clicking on it in the side bar

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Once it open, you can click on Details and then Graphics

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Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.

spci | grep -i pci || lspci

then Scroll down to VGA compatible controller to determine the type of video card installed in the computer. Then type

sudo lshw

Then type

sudo lshw -html > hardware.html

To get an easier-to-read HTML version of the report

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Thanks for the reply. :) i already found out what capture card im using. :)) – Keizoku Jun 6 '12 at 9:14

Type arecord -l in terminal, it'll show you the available capture devices.

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