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Old 06-10-2009, 08:31 AM   #1
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How to finde module of my graphics card in lsmod?


Does lsmod show the driver of my graphics card name? How to know it's name?
 
Old 06-10-2009, 09:40 AM   #2
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First I would see exactly what the card is with 'lspci'

Then you can use http://google.com/linux to try to find out what module the card should use. Then do 'lsmod |grep module-name' to see if you have it loaded.

Edit: Now that I think about it, I'm not so sure this involves a kernel module. Look in /etc/X11/xorg.conf to see what the driver is supposed to be:

In mine I have this information:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated
Graphics Controller"
Driver "intel"
EndSection

I see in 'lsmod' that I have: intel_agp which I think is for the video.

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Old 06-10-2009, 11:55 AM   #3
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Check the xorg.conf file
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep -i driver

or for the new Distros that have an empty xorg.conf
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep autoconfigured
Code:
Matched intel for the autoconfigured driver
with lsmod you may be able to filter on agp to quickly find the graphics driver module
lsmog | grep agp
 
Old 06-10-2009, 01:56 PM   #4
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I have no X11 installed. Is checking xorg.conf is still sensible in this situation?
 
Old 06-10-2009, 09:35 PM   #5
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Quote:
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I have no X11 installed. Is checking xorg.conf is still sensible in this situation?
Err you left you an important part of the original post then...

Sorry for the misdirection.

so you are looking for info on the Framebuffer Driver then ?

or the Kernel VGA mode ?
http://hell.org.ua/Docs/oreilly/webl...un/appg_03.htm
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/vga-boo...en-resolution/

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Old 06-10-2009, 11:12 PM   #6
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Actually, I don't know what I am looking I am a newbie, I just want to find module which to disable to build graphicsless worktation.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 11:16 PM   #7
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In which case, don't build/start the X server; the graphics module is irrelevant here
 
Old 06-11-2009, 12:16 AM   #8
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System hangs during kernel boot, earlier than init starts. This makes me think that some kernel module responsible, not X11
 
  


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