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How do i know if the video driver is installed on Fedora 23?

asked 2015-12-23 06:00:27 -0500

marduk216 gravatar image

updated 2015-12-25 20:13:50 -0500

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Hi all!

Recently I installed Fedora 23 as Cinnamon desktop, and I would like to ask, that how do I know if the video card is already installed? If i check the system information, i can see: Video Card - NVIDIA Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300]

Is this means that the driver have been installed? Or how do i otherwise check?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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answered 2015-12-23 09:36:16 -0500

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That means that you have a Nvidia Card and since it is Nvidia the Nouveau which is a free software version of the Driver installed by default on Fedora. But if you like to know if the module is loaded and active you have to open a terminal and do

lsmod | grep  Your_moudle name

lsmod will list all modules loaded, the grep part limit the list to the module name in this case you should change that for Nouveau.

If you want to install the Nvidia propietary module then search on ask Fedora on questions about that, there are many solve ones that will help your with it.

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Thank you very much for your help! :)

marduk216 gravatar imagemarduk216 ( 2015-12-23 13:00:07 -0500 )edit

hello , for ethernet driver name?

christianbueno gravatar imagechristianbueno ( 2017-07-16 09:53:04 -0500 )edit

Ethernet driver name will change depending on your network manufacture. For ethernet you should use lspci | grep net to see manufacture, if wireless lspci | grep Wire there you will get the model and can look for the module name on google

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-07-16 10:54:03 -0500 )edit

thanks, you could use ifconfig to see all network interface ( enp0s25) , then ethtool -i enp0s25 to see driver name in use

christianbueno gravatar imagechristianbueno ( 2017-07-16 15:41:01 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-12-23 13:23:08 -0500

If it is nvidia video card, run in terminal command


and will open dialog box if does not opens then driver is not installed

If video card is amd then run in terminal


and also opens dialog box

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