This tutorial will show you how to check what graphics driver your system is currently using and what graphics card model is part of your system's hardware.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to check what graphics driver your system is using
  • How to check what graphics card model you have
Check AMD Radeon VGA driver version by using the glxinfo command on Ubuntu 20.04
Check AMD Radeon VGA driver version by using the glxinfo -B command on Ubuntu 20.04

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software lshw
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Graphics driver check Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa step by step instructions


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To check for the currently used graphics driver execute:
$ sudo lshw -c video
Another alternative could be to use mesa utils:
$ sudo apt install mesa-utils
$ glxinfo -B
If you wish to know what graphics card your system is using execute the following command:
$ lspci -nn | grep -E 'VGA|Display'
OR
$ sudo lshw -c video
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