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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:27 am    Post subject: How to get information about graphics card driver? Reply with quote

What command will tell me whether the kernel is using open source Nvidia driver or closed source one? :?: Many thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lsmod ?

Generally, you do make the choice to use Nvidia or nouveau driver. So you should know which one is used. Did you install nvidia-drivers ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

glxinfo

And than look for a line like this. as you can see opengl version and nvidia binary blob version

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OpenGL version string: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 364.12
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the kernel use the nvidia closed source module, then it outputs this :
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$ dmesg | grep taints
[ 4.929199] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

icepeak,

The kernel will never use the closed source binary driver.
If you install it, it will grudging support it for your GUI only.

The kernel, will use whatever you configured for the console. As the kernel cannot be configured to support both at the same time, by default, neither is configured.
In short, you must choose one or the other.
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