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