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Old 01-09-2005, 10:41 AM   #1
jamespwalter
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How to determine driver versions in FC3


I am slowly but surely porting over from Windows to Linux and I have searched high and low for the answer to this but have not found it yet. Basically I want to see the driver version I am using for my video card (ATI All-in-Wonder 7500) but I would also like to to be able to see the driver versions of my other components as well. Anyway, thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 05:46 AM   #2
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Unlike Windows, Linux does not seperate the drivers from the rest of the kernel tree, so the version of the driver is (in most cases, at least) the same as the version of the kernel on your system.

Some drivers do use their own versioning system, but this is only really of interest if you are developing the driver. In which case, you will find it in the kernel source files. Also, some manufacturer-supplied drivers are distributed seperately from the kernel for legal reasons (your ATI driver probably falls into this category). Normally, there's an RPM installed for these drivers, so you can get the version number off the RPM package information, using your distro's configuration tool or the rpm command.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 09:15 AM   #3
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OK. That makes sense. In the case of my ATI card I did not install any drivers for it when I installed FC3. I am using the the one from the kernel then.
 
  


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