Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 06-25-2008, 03:30 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: United States
Distribution: RHEL 5.4, Snow Leopard
Posts: 87

Rep: Reputation: 15
Checking driver version of NIC card

I used lspci to see what kind of NIC card I have, but how do I check the driver version/information?

Edit: Besides ethtool -i eth0. Any other ways?

Last edited by jeriryan; 06-25-2008 at 03:35 PM.
Old 06-26-2008, 08:49 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: France
Distribution: LFS
Posts: 1,591

Rep: Reputation: 79
lsmod will gives you the list of modules inserted into the kernel.
modinfo gives you more informations about the module.
Beside that, your distro should provide some kind of information on the module package via the package manager, but you forgot to tell us which distro you are using.
Old 06-26-2008, 11:22 AM   #3
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: United States
Distribution: RHEL 5.4, Snow Leopard
Posts: 87

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Sorry, using RHEL 5.1
Old 06-26-2008, 06:17 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2008
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Listing hardware

You can cat /etc/sysconfig/hwconf

or do


to find the module names loaded into the kernel then do

prompt>modinfo module_name

Hope this helps.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
vfe NIC driver: "Add hostname for the NIC card into the /etc/hosts file???" gluesniffmonkey Solaris / OpenSolaris 5 06-09-2008 05:40 PM
setting up new nic card on old version of Fedora loum24 Linux - Newbie 2 11-26-2007 11:59 AM
Help with NIC Card Driver update? digitolx Red Hat 4 08-11-2007 07:41 AM
nic card driver Rydog2987 Linux - Networking 2 08-16-2004 04:31 AM
Driver for my inbuilt NIC card natram Linux - Hardware 2 01-08-2004 07:15 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:16 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration