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How can I find out or list that what drivers the devices in my pc use?

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lspci -k

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This only works for PCI devices, right? –  Faheem Mitha Jun 20 '11 at 10:14
    
Correct. If youre looking for usb devices, then dmesg as mentioned by Shadur is probably the best way. However you can run lsmod and see which modules are in use by the 'used by' counter –  Patrick Jun 20 '11 at 13:29

dmesg and /var/log/kern.log or wherever your distro leaves kernel log messages is your best bet. Most drivers when they're loaded leave a friendly message in the kernel log detailing that they were loaded and what kind of hardware they found themselves attached to, like:

[    2.319928] Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - version 7.3.20-k2-NAPI
[    2.320078] Copyright (c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation.
[    3.954481] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:02:01.0 to 64
[    4.283544] e1000: 0000:02:01.0: e1000_probe: (PCI:66MHz:32-bit) 00:50:56:99:00:1a
[    4.324951] e1000: eth0: e1000_probe: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
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