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Old 08-01-2010, 07:26 AM   #1
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How to identify previously installed device driver


How do you determine the source and version of a device driver in your linux box? (The wifi driver, for instance.) In windows you can find that info using "device manager". I suppose there is some corresponding tool in linux.
 
Old 08-01-2010, 08:21 AM   #2
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The device drivers are included in the kernel.

Example :
Code:
/sbin/lspci -vnn | grep -iA 8 net
00:11.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: ALi Corporation ULi 1689,1573 integrated ethernet. [10b9:5263] (rev 40)
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device [1849:5263]
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
	I/O ports at e400 [size=256]
	Memory at febfec00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: uli526x
	Kernel modules: uli526x
 
Old 08-01-2010, 08:48 AM   #3
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