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Old 04-15-2004, 11:38 AM   #1
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Finding out my video card from the command line


Hey,

I am at work and I don't want to open up my machine to find out what my video card is because....well I am lazy =). What command will tell me what my video card is. I want to install Mandrake 10 but I want to make sure my video card is compatible. I tried to install at home but my ATI Rage 128 TV Out video card wouldn't work with Mandrake 10 and I don't want that to happen at work. I am pretty sure it is a gForce something or other but want to make sure.

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Old 04-15-2004, 11:51 AM   #2
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This should show some info:
scanpci
Use the -v option to get some more info.

If you have X running: Check the startuplogfile, there should be a lot of info there.
Check the (boot/startup) logfiles (especially if AGP is present).

Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 11:52 AM   #3
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/sbin/lspci -v should show everything on the pci bus.
good luck.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 11:59 AM   #4
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Thanks!

Worked great.


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