I am running KDE Neon, there isnt an app called software and updates like there is in ubuntu. How do I know that im running not the open source driver and actually using my gpu?


Run the glxinfo command in the terminal:

$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL

Here's a good article - How to get information about graphics card (GPU) on Linux


glxinfo wasn't on the usb boot disk. I read the article above and voila! I ran this from the USB boot cd of 16.04 and it came right up:

lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12

The easiest way to check is go to Settings -> Details -> About


  • What does that do if there are two different GPUs? Jun 18 '18 at 6:07
  • @ChaiT.Rex it will only show the GPU which is currently using Jun 18 '18 at 9:45

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