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I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to know what version of the graphics controller I'm using. The motherboard for my system is a Gateway 4000856 Thrasher. What I do know is my controller is from Intel.

My reasoning is for this is so I can get the proper drivers and finally get Adobe Flash content to work properly (the content will display squashed, with a greenish-purple).

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lspci | grep VGA and sudo lshw -c video should give you enough info –  Houssem May 4 at 17:10

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Run the following in a terminal window:

lspci -nnk | grep -A2 VGA

The output should show the required info and the driver in use.

Example:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) Graphics Controller [8086:8108] (rev 07)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02c6]
    Kernel driver in use: gma500
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I found the graphics controller type. Thanks. ---> [0300]: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device [8086:2562] (rev 01) –  PriyaRaiFan May 4 at 17:13

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