LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
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!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-14-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
david_8274
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2013
Location: California
Distribution: Ubuntu, Fedora
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
how to find out what driver is currently running?


Hi,

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)

Thanks,
Dave Xu
 
Old 06-14-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
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.
 
Old 06-14-2013, 09:05 PM   #3
Fred Caro
Member
 
Registered: May 2007
Posts: 999

Rep: Reputation: 166Reputation: 166
drivers currently loaded

David,
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'.

Fred.
 
Old 06-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #4
TroN-0074
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2011
Location: Michigan USA
Distribution: OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit-Gnome on ASUS U52F
Posts: 1,444

Rep: Reputation: 340Reputation: 340Reputation: 340Reputation: 340
I use
Code:
lspci -knn
It list all the drivers loaded at the current session
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 06-15-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
Fred Caro
Member
 
Registered: May 2007
Posts: 999

Rep: Reputation: 166Reputation: 166
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.

Fred.
 
  


Reply


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
How to find out if cron is running ? Rustylinux SUSE / openSUSE 3 01-25-2007 01:22 PM
'find' running automatically allelopath Linux - Software 3 08-05-2006 11:44 AM
Here is how to get the nvidia driver running on Suse and keep it running!!! darkhatter SUSE / openSUSE 4 01-03-2006 04:32 PM
Running Fedora Core 3, but can't find wireless driver danhb Linux - Laptop and Netbook 4 03-06-2005 07:59 PM
i can't find driver for dell monitor can some help me find a driver for it krt47 Linux - Hardware 1 07-28-2004 03:16 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 PM.

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