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July 6th, 2008, 03:12 AM
is there a command to list all drivers? I'm looking to download the drivers to my computer just in case


July 6th, 2008, 08:16 AM
Not sure about the first - but it will be pointless downloading windows drivers for ubuntu as they won't work. If you have specific issues then ask about them. :)

July 6th, 2008, 08:19 AM
What hardware do you need drivers for?

July 6th, 2008, 08:31 AM
Your question may not mean what you think it means in Ubuntu. If you want to see all the "drivers" you can use:


That's going to be a lot of information that may not be useful to you. Another way to look at what Ubuntu thinks about your hardware is:

lshw -html > hardware.html

And then open "hardware.html" in a web browser.

Except for a few cases, the idea of "drivers" is not really relevant for the average Ubuntu user. Out of the box, Ubuntu supports most hardware devices and the only reason you'd need to install something special is usually to fix video or wifi problems (wifi being the more common).