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Drivers or controllers in Linux . See installed drivers. How can I do to see what are the installed

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by MepaMerkaling, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. MepaMerkaling

    MepaMerkaling New Member

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    How can I determine the installed drivers or controller for a wifi usb adapter or any other driver ?


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    Please a good link with full instructions for a dummy.

    Best Regards
     
  2. arochester

    arochester Gold Member
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    It would be interesting to know why you are asking this.

    If you have a set-up that works, it works. If you have a set-up that does not work there are specifics to answer.

    Do you have a specific usb wifi adapter? What make and model?

    You can find details of a usb wifi adapter by using the command, in a Terminal: lsusb
     
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  3. JasKinasis

    JasKinasis Well-Known Member

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    In addition to arochester's post:
    If you run lsusb as root and use the -v switch you can get even more information about devices connected to the USB bus.
    e.g.
    Code:
    sudo lsusb -v
    
    And if your wifi card is built-in - you can also try:
    Code:
    sudo lspci -v
    
    The above command will list detailed information about all devices on the PCI bus and will include information about which kernel driver modules are in use by each device.
     
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  4. atanere

    atanere Moderator
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    Another good tool is lshw ... try this:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C Network
    If you don't get any output, you may have to install it first (assuming a Debian/Ubuntu based distro):
    Code:
    sudo apt install lshw
    Cheers
     
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  5. MikeyD

    MikeyD New Member

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    If the output is overwhelming (which is often the case), you can send it to a file and search through the file for what you want:

    Code:
    sudo lsusb -v > myinputs.txt
     
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  6. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Super Moderator
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    The only way I can figure that I missed this one is that 14th February was the day I was selling my old house & I was as busy as a blue-arsed fly.

    (Wizard appears in a puff of smoke)

    Hi @MepaMerkaling and a belated wlecome to linux.org :D

    The output at Terminal of

    Code:
    inxi -Fxs
    will give us a broader idea of your PC's configuration, and I hark back to #2 with colleague @arochester ... why?

    Are you having problems, or is there some other interest. Please give us more detail, and also what Linux Distribution you are using.

    Nice one, @MikeyD

    Cheers

    Chris Turner
    wizardfromoz
     
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  7. Condobloke

    Condobloke Well-Known Member

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    methinks the OP may have gone to other pastures/places.....he made the original post on Feb,14....and has made no reply since. (last seen on feb 14)
     
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