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I have installed Ubuntu 13.04. How can I check that I have a driver for my graphics card installed and see details about it?

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@Mark - Sorry but I tried to add this as a comment my reputation does not allow.. you can get glxinfo through mesa-utils so sudo apt-get install mesa-utils .. though I think that Ubuntu will at least point you in that direction if you try and install glxinfo –  ashley Jun 15 at 19:49

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You can use glxinfo (form the meta-utils package) for information about your driver and OpenGL.
Run

glxinfo | grep OpenGL

for info about your driver and OpenGL.


You can use lspci for info about your PCI devices (so, VGA too).
Use

lspci -v -s `lspci | awk '/VGA/{print $1}'`

for info about you video card.

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glxinfo isn't installed on my system and it's not in apt-get, but the 2nd command worked well. Thank you. –  Mark Mar 26 at 22:12

Follow System Settings - Software & Updates - Additional Drivers

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I prefer this solution to either glxinfo or lspci because this actually tells you what driver is in use. –  shinjin Apr 23 at 18:46

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