Originally Posted by Soviet_Potato
... I can't figure out how to veiw my hardware specs(such as graphical cards and ram). Any tips here?
Run this command in the terminal and post the output of it here:
command will list all pci devices (i.e., your hardware) and the -k
option will list the kernel modules in use for each piece of hardware.
The part of the output that specicically pertains to your graphics card will start with VGA compatible controller
or something similar. For example, on my system When I run lspci -k
I see this near the end:
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G98 [GeForce 8400 GS] (rev a1)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8321
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nvidia_current, nouveau, nvidiafb
As you can see there, I have a nvidia GForce 8400GS graphics card, and the Kernel driver in use: nvidia
line tells me that I am using the nvidia proprietary driver.
Also, do you get any picture on the TV when you hook it up to the laptop via the hdmi cable? What exactly happens here?
I have no experience with hooking a laptop up to a TV via hdmi, but if you can provide the info I have asked here, perhaps someone who has done this will be able to guide you.