Check The Graphics Card Type In Ubuntu 8 10

Ubuntu Linux’s “Hardware Drivers” tool installs manufacturer drivers for NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards.

Ubuntu is a free, open-source Linux-based operating system. Ubuntu comes with open-source video drivers for graphics cards but also includes a tool that automatically find and installs the appropriate manufacturer drivers. Whether you want to install the manufacturer drivers manually or just want to know the details of the graphics card inside your computer, find the graphics card type using the “lspci” or “glxinfo” commands in Ubuntu 8.10.


lspci Command

1. Open a Terminal by clicking “Applications,” “Accessories” and “Terminal.”

2. Type “lspci” into the “Terminal” window and press “Enter.”

3. Read the type of graphics card to the right of “VGA Compatible Controller” in the lspci command’s output.

glxinfo Command

4. Open a terminal by clicking “Applications,” “Accessories” and “Terminal.”

5. Install the glxinfo command by typing “sudo apt-get install mesa-utils” and pressing “Enter.”

6. Authenticate yourself by typing your password and pressing “Enter” when prompted.

7. Run the glxinfo command by typing “glxinfo” into the “Terminal” window and pressing “Enter.” The glxinfo command’s output shows much more information about your graphics card than the lspci command does.

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