Linux Command To Detect Display Card Chipset

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How do I detect and shpw list of all chipset under Linux operating system? How do I see display card chipset under Linux?

A chipset refers to a group of integrated circuits, that are designed to work together. You need to use lspci command to show detected pci devices such as RAID cards, display cards and so on. The syntax is:

 
lspci
lspci | less
lspci -vv | less
lspci | grep -i --color vga
lspci -v | grep -i --color vga
 

Sample outputs:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G92 [Quadro FX 3800M] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

You can also use lshw command as follows:

 
lshw
lshw | less
lshw -businfo
 

Sample outputs:

Bus info          Device  Class       Description
=================================================
                          system      Computer
                          bus         Motherboard
                          memory      7930MiB System memory
cpu@0                     processor   Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU       Q 820  @ 1.73GHz
pci@0000:00:00.0          bridge      Core Processor DMI
pci@0000:00:03.0          bridge      Core Processor PCI Express Root Port 1
pci@0000:01:00.0          display     G92 [Quadro FX 3800M]
pci@0000:00:08.0          generic     Core Processor System Management Registers
pci@0000:00:08.1          generic     Core Processor Semaphore and Scratchpad Registers
pci@0000:00:08.2          generic     Core Processor System Control and Status Registers
pci@0000:00:08.3          generic     Core Processor Miscellaneous Registers
pci@0000:00:10.0          generic     Core Processor QPI Link
pci@0000:00:10.1          generic     Core Processor QPI Routing and Protocol Registers
pci@0000:00:1a.0          bus         5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
pci@0000:00:1b.0          multimedia  5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio
pci@0000:00:1c.0          bridge      5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1
pci@0000:00:1c.1          bridge      5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2
pci@0000:0c:00.0  wlan0   network     Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300
pci@0000:00:1c.3          bridge      5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4
pci@0000:00:1c.4          bridge      5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5
pci@0000:00:1c.5          bridge      5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6
pci@0000:09:00.0  eth0    network     NetXtreme BCM5761e Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
pci@0000:00:1c.6          bridge      5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 7
pci@0000:00:1c.7          bridge      5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 8
pci@0000:00:1d.0          bus         5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
pci@0000:00:1e.0          bridge      82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
pci@0000:03:01.0          bridge      PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
pci@0000:03:01.1          bus         PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
pci@0000:03:01.2          storage     5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
pci@0000:03:01.3          generic     PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
pci@0000:00:1f.0          bridge      Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller
pci@0000:00:1f.2          storage     5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 6 port SATA AHCI Controller
pci@0000:00:1f.3          bus         5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller
pci@0000:3f:00.0          bridge      Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-Core Registers
pci@0000:3f:00.1          bridge      Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder
pci@0000:3f:02.0          bridge      Core Processor QPI Link 0
pci@0000:3f:02.1          bridge      Core Processor QPI Physical 0
pci@0000:3f:03.0          bridge      Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller
pci@0000:3f:03.1          bridge      Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Target Address Decoder
pci@0000:3f:03.4          bridge      Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Test Registers
pci@0000:3f:04.0          bridge      Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Control Registers
pci@0000:3f:04.1          bridge      Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Address Registers
pci@0000:3f:04.2          bridge      Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Rank Registers
pci@0000:3f:04.3          bridge      Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Thermal Control Registers
pci@0000:3f:05.0          bridge      Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Control Registers
pci@0000:3f:05.1          bridge      Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Address Registers
pci@0000:3f:05.2          bridge      Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Rank Registers
pci@0000:3f:05.3          bridge      Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Thermal Control Register

Finally, dmidecode command can also provide information about your system:

 
dmidecode
dmidecode | less
 
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