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seeing what linux wifi driver is being used

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I need to see what driver my FC10 box is using to see if some other software will work properly. How can I get this information?

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The lsmod command will tell you what kernel modules are loaded. I'm not sure if there's anything wifi-specific that will give you more information. There is probably also information about your chipset in /proc or /sys somewhere, as well as with commands like lspci.

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If your WiFi is external you could also reinsert it while doing a tail -f /var/log/syslog. Another possibility is to figure out the chip-set your WiFi uses and what drivers are common to it.

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The hwinfo utility gives in-depth info about your devices in an easily-readable format, including drivers in use.

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lspci might be the command you're looking for.

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lspci might be the command you're looking for.

You need the -v switch for lspci to show you which module is in use.

lspci -v

And as Spyril says, hwinfo will work too (although lspci will already be installed whereas hwinfo may not be)

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lspci might be the command you're looking for.

You need the -v switch for lspci to show you which module is in use.

lspci -v

If you use the verbose switch you get more detailed information about each PCI device, but the same devices are displayed regardless if the switch is present.

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In fact lspci -k will show the kernel modules.

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lspci might be the command you're looking for.

You need the -v switch for lspci to show you which module is in use.

lspci -v

If you use the verbose switch you get more detailed information about each PCI device, but the same devices are displayed regardless if the switch is present.

Yea but without being verbose it wont show the kernel modules.

In fact lspci -k will show the kernel modules.

Didnt know that. Guess I should go back to the man pages :geek:

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