How to find the driver characteristics?

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Leloup
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How to find the driver characteristics?

Postby Leloup » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:56 am

Bonjour,

I am looking what driver I have for graphic card on my PC. Equivalent of Device manger, if you prefer.
Do you know?

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Le loup

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Re: How to find the driver charcteristics?

Postby kc1di » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:42 am

Hello Leloup,
You can find the device driver for your graphics card by any of the following terminal commands.

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inxi -G

This one will tell you all about your Video Card:

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sudo lshw -c display
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Re: How to find the driver charcteristics?

Postby Leloup » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:28 pm

Thanks

michaou@michaou-VirtualBox ~ $ inxi -G
Graphics: Card: InnoTek Systemberatung VirtualBox Graphics Adapter
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev) FAILED: vboxvideo
Resolution: 1680x1050@59.95hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.8, 256 bits)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
michaou@michaou-VirtualBox ~ $ sudo lshw -c display
[sudo] Mot de passe de michaou :
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
produit: VirtualBox Graphics Adapter
fabriquant: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH
identifiant matériel: 2
information bus: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 00
bits: 32 bits
horloge: 33MHz
fonctionnalités: vga_controller rom
configuration: driver=vboxvideo latency=0
ressources: irq:18 mémoire:e0000000-e7ffffff

Something is wrong. Probably, the driver is wrong.
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Re: How to find the driver charcteristics?

Postby kc1di » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:42 am

You did not say that you were on a Virtual box machine. In Virtual box as I understand that The VB guest uses the VB emulated video and not the machine graphics card unless you have Guest additions loaded and select pass through. I'm not that familiar with VB so will have to see if someone comes along that uses it more that I have to get it working for you.
The Virtual box manual may be of help Chapter three and 4 seem to deal with video issues.
https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch03.html#idm1269
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