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I have no idea what graphics card hardware do I have, and have no driver installed. How can I detect what graphics card do I have to install the right driver?

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marked as duplicate by Karan, gronostaj, Jens Erat, terdon, Excellll Jul 15 '13 at 13:29

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What your operating system? – zekk Jul 13 '13 at 19:16

For Windows I would see if Slimdrivers can autodetect it first otherwise try this.

Device Manger->Display Adapter
Right click on the device and click properties.
Click on the details tab.
Use the drop down to select:"Hardware Ids"
Ven is short for vendor so ATI/AMD, nvidia, Intel are the most common.
Dev is the device ID.

google Dev #### and Ven ####
You should be able to find it.

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If you have the vendor and/or device ID go to → pcidatabase.com – nixda Jul 13 '13 at 19:42

Have a look at the output of dmesg or lspci or lsusb (if it is a USB video card).

For me, I get the following:

> lspci | grep -i vga
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [ION] (rev a2)
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