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asked 2014-12-27 19:40:41 -0500

defiance5050 gravatar image

Hey guys!

Ok, super noob question, but I have been trying to find it on Google and I cannot find this for the life of me. I have recently installed the new nVidia driver for my 970 through rpmfusion and now I would like to verify it is using the correct/newer nVidia driver. I have tried to use multiple lspci commands but have not been able to find a simple command to display this. Thank you for any information provided.


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I to am new to Fedora and Linux, i have used lspci commands as well which just list the GFX card, I know what the GFX card is, I like yourself want to find out which driver my GFX card is using, the answer below just lists the GFX card.

There must be a way to tell what driver the card is using! A good question and hopefully someone will be along with the answer soon :)

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answered 2014-12-27 19:55:20 -0500

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Welcome to ask.fedora. Open a terminal and run this command:

lspci | grep VGA

Please note that it doesn't need root (or sudo) to run .

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answered 2017-09-16 17:07:41 -0500

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First you can check which one you have loaded nouveau or nvidia by typing this command in the terminal:

lspci -k | grep -A 2 VGA

An example output should be something similar to the following:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] (rev a1)
 Subsystem: Corp. Device 2966
 Kernel driver in use: nvidia

If its Nvidia you have a few options. Chances are since you installed nvidia proprietary drivers you may have access to this program in the terminal nvidia-smi. Use it in terminal to get a bit of information about your graphics card and driver version:


Sample Output below:

| NVIDIA-SMI 384.69                 Driver Version: 384.69                    |
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|   0  GeForce GTX 960     Off  | 00000000:01:00.0  On |                  N/A |
|  0%   42C    P0    28W / 160W |     48MiB /  1996MiB |      0%      Default |

| Processes:                                                       GPU Memory |
|  GPU       PID  Type  Process name                               Usage      |
|    0      1552    G   /usr/libexec/Xorg                               12MiB |
|    0      1891    G   /usr/libexec/Xorg                               34MiB |

If you do not have this program you can always run the following command to see the driver version:

cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version

Sample Output of that command below:

NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  384.69  Wed Aug 16 19:34:54 PDT 2017
GCC version:  gcc version 6.4.1 20170727 (Red Hat 6.4.1-1) (GCC)

In the previous examples the Driver version is 384.69

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