Give information about your graphic chipset

lshw -C display
Use the lshw command to display information about your video card. Give more ouput when run as root.
Sample Output
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Quadro FX 1700
       vendor: nVidia Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0 module=nvidia

By: gwir
2009-04-28 11:49:08

What Others Think

you'll need to install lshw first; it isn't a standard command or installed by default in any distro I know of, except perhaps some disaster recovery liveCDs. sudo apt-get -y install lshw
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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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