I would like to try a different video display driver, but I'm not sure which one I'm currently using.
What's the simple way to see what driver my system is using currently?
*-display description: VGA compatible controller product: Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 02 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=i915 latency=0 resources: irq:45 memory:fd000000-fd3fffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:1800(size=8)
If you want more information about the loaded driver, run
Another way of using these commands in order to show you the file name of the driver would be:
When loaded, the command
You could use the following command to see the currently used vga kernel driver:
Example output for an ATI / AMD graphic card:
Complete Output with
Available kernel modules you can see with
Note: This does not work in every case!
For a SiS 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter, there is no "Kernel driver in use" line:
and the available
without any driver information.
I have tried many ways without succes, but this did work on me (Ubuntu 12.10):
One reason is that I have Nvidia Optimus card and that makes thing harder so I added
Open a terminal and type:
This is a handy little program that can tell you all ya need to know about your PC.
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