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?

  • @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, 2014 at 19:49

3 Answers 3


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

glxinfo | grep OpenGL

for info about your driver and OpenGL.

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

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.
    – mpen
    Mar 26, 2014 at 22:12
  • Use sudo apt-get install mesa-utils to install glxinfo Apr 14, 2020 at 14:04

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, 2014 at 18:46

Open terminal by Ctrl+Alt+T and type :

  1. lspci
  2. lshw

It will all the details of your drivers.

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