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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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What your operating system? –  QMechanic73 Jul 13 '13 at 19:16

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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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For Windows:

I would see if Slimdrivers can autodetect it first.

 Device Manger->Display Adapter

  Right click on the device and do 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

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