How to find out what Graphics Card is present in your system?
Is it possible to find the exact configuration and model of your systems graphics card in Ubuntu 10.10?
The quickest (non-graphical) way to this is to run
lspci | grep VGA in a terminal.
If you want you can also install hardinfo
on your system, and when you launch it (system benchmark and profiler in the system menu), you can find your graphics information easily.
See this image for an example.
$ sudo lshw -C display *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: G73 [GeForce 7600 GT] vendor: nVidia Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: a1 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0 resources: irq:16 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:fc000000-fcffffff ioport:8c00(size=128) memory:fe7e0000-fe7fffff
$sudo inxi -F -x
(case sensitive) Will give a nice summary of your system, easy to read. Use the switch -G for just graphics. But it doesn’t show video RAM, though one should be able to google the reported graphics for what it ‘should’ have. I also like the graphical ‘hardinfo’ which summarizes hwinfo (I think) will give more but still doesn’t report graphics memory that I can see
$sudo dmesg |grep VRAM will show how much video ram you have.
lspci, lshw, hwinfo seem to just report the prefetch (often 512mb) or reports each module in hex format