I need to know my video card/chipset, X11 Driver, driver version, and Xorg version. It seems to me that finding this information is always scattered throughout various utilities. Is there an easy way to get it all at once?

3 Answers 3


lspci -vvv for video card X -version for Xorg version.

  • this still doesn't tell me what X11 driver is being run. Mar 13, 2012 at 19:38

The easy way to get it all is in the X logs (typically something like /var/log/Xorg.0.log). It's buried in a heap of other information though.

  • ugh, I was afraid that was the best answer I'm going get Mar 14, 2012 at 5:01

You should try lspci, which stands for "List PCI devices", it will show you what graphic card you have.

Xorg -version, will show you your version of Xorg.

vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf will show you the drivers that Xorg is using.

Hope the clears it up a bit.

  • except that it says nothing about things like X.org version, driver version, or really anything but my hardware... I could also do lshw, or xdriinfo, or even xdpyinfo but it all ends up with me still missing some critical info and making other stops. Mar 13, 2012 at 7:07
  • Then parametrize the command.
    – vakufo
    Mar 13, 2012 at 8:01

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .