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Foxbat1155 02-17-2012 03:17 PM

Can I tell if I have the official Radeon drivers with this lspci output?
 
Hello all.

This is the current output of lspci:


Code:

miguel@madruga:/mnt/usb2$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 2400
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV610 audio device [Radeon HD 2400 PRO]
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
0c:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
0c:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
0c:04.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
0c:04.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
miguel@madruga:/mnt/usb2$


Does this mean I am using the official ATI drivers or a generic one?

Thankyou.

T3RM1NVT0R 02-17-2012 03:36 PM

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Hi Foxbat1155,

Yes, from lspci output you can tell if you have got the official vendor driver or not. Linux is becoming more popular day by day and thus hardware vendors make sure that they do provide linux version of their drivers. This makes OS vendor possible to incorporate more hardware drivers in their install and thus saving the users from finding / installing drivers seperately.

Cedrik 02-17-2012 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Foxbat1155 (Post 4605356)

Does this mean I am using the official ATI drivers or a generic one?

Thankyou.

Use /sbin/lsmod to list the kernel modules (= drivers)

Foxbat1155 02-17-2012 05:46 PM

On one of the lines of my current /sbin/lsmod:

Code:

radeon                511948  2
What does this mean? Does it mean it exists and is being used? Thankyou.

Cedrik 02-17-2012 05:49 PM

Yes the module exists and is being used

You could also see more info about this module with
/sbin/modinfo radeon

Foxbat1155 02-17-2012 05:57 PM

ok
 
Ok thankyou very much =)

I saved the output of modinfo.

The fact that it says GPL means that I have the open source drivers and not the original ATI ones?

Cedrik 02-17-2012 06:29 PM

I don't know, but I think it is a good guess :/

syg00 02-17-2012 07:04 PM

If you are using Debian and haven't made efforts to install the proprietary driver yourself, I would be most surprised if it wasn't using the (Radeon) open source driver.

Foxbat1155 02-17-2012 07:38 PM

That last reply was not very useful even though I agree. I am new to Debian. Were you looking for an excuse to make your 9,999 post? :cool:

However, why does it say Radeon if it is not the proprietary? Should it not use another generic label? My next questions in this forum will be how to install the proprietary drivers in the best way possible to avoid problems and how to promote this kernel to PAE or other that will allow me to use the 4 gig of RAM.

Thankyou.

Foxbat1155 02-17-2012 07:42 PM

Congratulations on 10,000 posts :cool:

syg00 02-17-2012 08:09 PM

I was merely trying to point out that Debian is stridently pro free/open-source.
As for radeon doco, try here - although it isn't responding at the moment for me.

Post counts are meaningless - as I've told jeremy.

Foxbat1155 02-18-2012 02:57 AM

They can not be completely meaningless. It shows work. Thankyou.


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