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Old 06-14-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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how to find out what driver is currently running?


Is there a command, or a location in the file system that shows all the drivers that have been installed and currently been using? (I am asking about the drivers that is built-into the kernel, not loadable modules)

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This doesn't directly answer your question ... the only thing I can think of that vaguely does what you're asking is the output of dmesg after boot.
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drivers currently loaded

you could run dmesg and try to interprit that, look for stuff about the hardware you know you have, i.e., broadcam wireless devices or chipsets, and so on, to make sense of how your o/s system has worked with your hardware, this gives some detail.
Alternatively, type 'whatis lsmod'.

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I use
lspci -knn
It list all the drivers loaded at the current session
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It is worth looking through the options in the man pages for lspci for details and why these are useful but that could be said of any man page, even if some are a bit mind boggling, e.g., man bash.



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