Find your graphics chipset

lspci |grep VGA
Displays only the VGA adapter/chipset being used for the graphics. In this case, it gave me the "M22" and "Mobility Radeon x300" that I needed to research a graphics issue I was having.
Sample Output
~$ lspci |grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M22 [Mobility Radeon X300]

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By: CafeNinja
2009-04-28 08:34:42

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