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I'm new to this forum and relatively in Ubuntu.

I've read a lot of forum threads and pages about a problem that occurs with my laptop and Ubuntu: it doesn't go well together (I had Ubuntu 10.04 till yesterday and it worked but I read that they fixed this problem in Ubuntu 14.04, so I installed it and it was only partially solved, which means I could see on the screen but I had to modify the quiet splash with nomodeset` in the kernel.)

I would like to know how can I update my graphic drivers, because I read that my laptop model is not supported by the Ubuntu version of the drivers.

  • First of all, I would like to know if there is a terminal command to know which graphic card I have.
  • Then how can I update the drivers for that graphic card using non-official drivers because official ones seem not to exist.

I'm sorry if I'm asking things you've already explained to a lot of people, but I was unable to find a solution myself in the forum.

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I would like to know if there is a terminal command to know which graphic card I have.

You can use lspci, e.g.:

me@my-pc:[~]$ lspci -v | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

how can I update the drivers for that graphic card using non-official drivers because official ones seem not to exist.

What do you mean by non-official? Proprietary drivers supported by Ubuntu can be found under the Additional Drivers tab of the Software & Updates dialog:

additional drivers

Drivers not supported there and which are published as packages can be installed using APT.

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