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I am at Sony VGN-AW220j , I’ve installed Ubuntu 12.10 recently with Unity, i am facing problem with my Graphics card. i tried to install NVIDIA Current, NVIDIA-Linux-x86-310.19 but no result.

when I am typing

lspci| grep VGA

I get

VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G96 [GeForce 9600M GT] (rev a1)

but when go to system setting> Details. I found my Graphic card with no driver installed or unknown.

any help please

Thanks in Advance

marked as duplicate by Luis Alvarado Apr 5 '13 at 17:13

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GPU's model can be shown by this package mesa-utils

type this in your terminal sudo apt-get install mesa-utils

Do you have only nvidia's GPU? (comment below please so I can edit this post! ;) ) If you have switchable GPUs, and are using bublebee I recommend do not try to change anything in your system. If not try and install mesa-utils

and also see this http://mygeekopinions.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/how-to-install-nvidia-2750907-driver-in.html

  • I am not sure, but when i type <code>lspci -vmk | grep -A 8 -B 2 VGA I get this Device: 01:00.0 Class: VGA compatible controller Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation Device: G96 [GeForce 9600M GT] SVendor: Sony Corporation SDevice: Device 9040 Rev: a1 Driver: nvidia Module: nvidia_current Module: nouveau If you need anything else please let me know. – Javed Apr 5 '13 at 11:20
  • well then if your graphics works well there is no problem. I mean if your resolution is okey and does not run in low graphic mode your nvidia's GPU is working. You should only search and find how to show your GPU's name in the system details. – Ramyad Apr 5 '13 at 11:30
  • Yes My Resolution is okay , the only thing I am trying to do is to get my model number in system details, and also to use Nvidia Control Panel, Like I used in Windows OS, if it's Possible, Thanks for your Quick reply, I really appreciated – Javed Apr 5 '13 at 13:47
  • what can you do on nvidia control panel in windows? – Ramyad Apr 5 '13 at 14:04
  • Like applying all NVIDIA Setting to my Desktop and Videos, Enable or Disable Physics, anyhow not a big deal, Now I get My GPUs Model Number In System Details. Using <b> mesa-utils</b> Thanks – Javed Apr 5 '13 at 15:07

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