Is it possible to find the exact configuration and model of your systems graphics card in Ubuntu 10.10?


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The quickest (non-graphical) way to this is to run lspci | grep VGA in a terminal.

If you want you can also install hardinfo Install hardinfo on your system, and when you launch it (system benchmark and profiler in the system menu), you can find your graphics information easily.


See this image for an example.

  • Hi Roland, I have edited out a broken image link (cf. the previous version). It's maybe worth going over your old posts and seeing which other bit.ly links have rotted?
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    Feb 8, 2017 at 11:46
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    – muru
    Feb 8, 2017 at 11:59
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    The problem with lspci is that, it does not show the integrated graphics card! I have one enabled but it wont show up on lspci results! the funny thing is I am using both at the moment!
    – Hossein
    Dec 2, 2018 at 17:05


$ sudo lshw -C display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: G73 [GeForce 7600 GT]
       vendor: nVidia Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:fc000000-fcffffff ioport:8c00(size=128) memory:fe7e0000-fe7fffff

$sudo inxi -F -x (case sensitive) Will give a nice summary of your system, easy to read. Use the switch -G for just graphics. But it doesn't show video RAM, though one should be able to google the reported graphics for what it 'should' have. I also like the graphical 'hardinfo' which summarizes hwinfo (I think) will give more but still doesn't report graphics memory that I can see

$sudo dmesg |grep VRAM will show how much video ram you have.


glxinfo -B

lspci, lshw, hwinfo seem to just report the prefetch (often 512mb) or reports each module in hex format

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