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  1. #1
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    my video driver

    What is my video driver running in my Ubuntu 12.04?
    I check in additional drivers but is to active the Nvidia driver but when I lshw it outputs

    *-display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: G86 [Quadro NVS 140M]
    vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: a1
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:d6000000-d6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:d4000000-d5ffffff ioport:2000(size=128)

    So it's xorg emulating Nvidia perhaps?

    Cheers!

  2. #2
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    Re: my video driver

    If you check the OpenGL information, you should get the version number if you have a proprietary driver. You can use the GUI program hardinfo. Select Display -- OpenGL

    Maybe you need to install hardinfo
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install hardinfo

  3. #3
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    Re: my video driver

    yes it's x.org driver ...seems like it's emulating nvidia

  4. #4
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    Re: my video driver

    The built-in drivers that come with the kernel in the current Ubuntu versions are quite good, but if you want all the eye-candy and/or video playing power available, you should try the proprietary drivers for nvidia.

    Usually it is enough to run
    Code:
    jockey-gtk
    and select what is offered in its window.

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