Drivers or controllers in Linux . See installed drivers. How can I do to see what are the installed

MepaMerkaling

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How can I determine the installed drivers or controller for a wifi usb adapter or any other driver ?

Please a good link with full instructions for a dummy.

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It would be interesting to know why you are asking this.

If you have a set-up that works, it works. If you have a set-up that does not work there are specifics to answer.

Do you have a specific usb wifi adapter? What make and model?

You can find details of a usb wifi adapter by using the command, in a Terminal: lsusb
 

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You can find details of a usb wifi adapter by using the command, in a Terminal: lsusb
In addition to arochester's post:
If you run lsusb as root and use the -v switch you can get even more information about devices connected to the USB bus.
e.g.
Code:
sudo lsusb -v

And if your wifi card is built-in - you can also try:
Code:
sudo lspci -v
The above command will list detailed information about all devices on the PCI bus and will include information about which kernel driver modules are in use by each device.
 

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Another good tool is lshw ... try this:
Code:
sudo lshw -C Network

If you don't get any output, you may have to install it first (assuming a Debian/Ubuntu based distro):
Code:
sudo apt install lshw

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If the output is overwhelming (which is often the case), you can send it to a file and search through the file for what you want:

Code:
sudo lsusb -v > myinputs.txt
 

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The only way I can figure that I missed this one is that 14th February was the day I was selling my old house & I was as busy as a blue-arsed fly.

(Wizard appears in a puff of smoke)

Hi @MepaMerkaling and a belated wlecome to linux.org :D

... wifi usb adapter or any other driver

The output at Terminal of

Code:
inxi -Fxs

will give us a broader idea of your PC's configuration, and I hark back to #2 with colleague @arochester ... why?

Are you having problems, or is there some other interest. Please give us more detail, and also what Linux Distribution you are using.

Nice one, @MikeyD

Cheers

Chris Turner
wizardfromoz
 

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methinks the OP may have gone to other pastures/places.....he made the original post on Feb,14....and has made no reply since. (last seen on feb 14)
 
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