I need to find out how much video/graphics memory is in my Acer Aspire 3680-2419 laptop so I can try to install a game using Play On Linux. I know it has a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 that's most likely integrated onto the motherboard but I'm not sure. But since I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and Linux in general I'm not sure how to find that info.
There are various tools that can do this, including:
$ sudo apt-get install inxi $ inxi -G Graphics: Card: NVIDIA G86 [GeForce 8400 GS] X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV86 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.2
$ sudo apt-get install lshw $ sudo lshw -C display *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: G86 [GeForce 8400 GS] vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 version: a1 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0 resources: irq:16 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:fa000000-fbffffff ioport:dc00(size=128) memory:feae0000-feafffff
$ sudo apt-get install lshw-gtk $ sudo lshw-gtk
$ sudo apt-get install hardinfo $ hardinfo
hardinfo actually reports the memory available to the graphics card, it is trivial to get that from Google. For example, searching for
GeForce 8400 GS finds an NVidia page which tells me that my card has 256MB of memory.