How can I find out list of all device drivers installed in my ubuntu. I need list of device drivers not kernel drivers.

  • Have you tried running Synaptic? It lists all software installed. It should be installed by default, but if not, you can find it in the software-center. Oct 23, 2015 at 13:51
  • It listed everything installed on ubuntu. I want on device drivers. Could I get that from Synaptic ?
    – tarun14110
    Oct 23, 2015 at 13:57
  • yes. Synaptic lists everything - kernels, programs, drivers, etc. Oct 23, 2015 at 15:13

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Linux (and Ubuntu as well) doesn't have separate entity as "device drivers", Linux has kernel modules which could be called "drivers" for real or virtual hardware depending on their functionality.

Use lsmod or cat /proc/modules to see list of loaded kernel modules. Also you can see list of all available (installed) kernel modules in system using:

ls -R /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/

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