View Full Version : How do you detect the type/status of hardware/drivers?

13th May 2006, 02:54 AM

I just installed FC5 and the ATI drivers and have realized I have no idea if the drivers are actually working. How would I check that?

More generally? How would I check what type of Mobo or chipset or . . . I have on the system (I mean, I know most of this stuff, but it'd be nice to see them on screen and make sure they're detected properly). Also, how would I check what drivers are running and how well, etc.?

Basically, I need something like windows' device manager (but it's probably won't be that easy on linux).

Any help would be appreciated.

14th May 2006, 03:55 AM
hardware "stuff" info--type in a terminal
lspci -v
(that's a lower L in lspci)
other stuff to look at--type in
cat /var/log/dmesg |grep driver
cat /var/log/messages |grep driver

and maybe even
to watch ati graphics speed (if set up right and installed right--etc)

14th May 2006, 05:58 AM
Wow, very helpful. Thank you =)