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    Question How do I know if I have all the drivers installed correctly?

    Hi community.

    Recently I install opensuse 13.1 of 32bits. The installation was successful, but when i used Windows, i could to see that driver was installed after the installation SO. Now in OpenSUSE i dont know, how know or where i can to search that information,
    Very thanks,


    PD: I read a some about the instalation of video driver, what it had of different? Could you help me with this topic.

    Please give me your way of do, with it i can to complete information of the oficial page.



    Very thanks,

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    Default Re: How do I know if I have all the drivers installed correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidsaa0 View Post
    [FONT=courier new]Recently I install opensuse 13.1 of 32bits. The installation was successful, but when i used Windows, i could to see that driver was installed after the installation SO. Now in OpenSUSE i dont know, how know or where i can to search that information,
    First, this is not Windows. You don't have to install drivers for most things.
    Does your hardware work? Then everything is ok.

    You can see in YaST->Hardware->Hardware Information f.e. which hardware is there and which driver is used.
    Or run this in a terminal:
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
    And maybe even post the output, so one could give you more specific advise.

    PD: I read a some about the instalation of video driver, what it had of different? Could you help me with this topic.
    It depends.
    What graphics card do you have? (the above should show this as well)

    For certain models (NVIDIA and AMD), it might be beneficial to install a proprietary driver, because it supports the cards better. I.e. faster 3D, better power management and so on.

    Please give me your way of do, with it i can to complete information of the oficial page.
    The way to do what?
    I did not manually install any driver on my system at all in years.
    But that largely depends on the actual hardware you are using.

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    Default Re: How do I know if I have all the drivers installed correctly?

    HI wolfi323,

    Very thanks,

    1. Ok, in other words, OPenSUSE installed the drivers automatically, yes? Clear, except in some cases (NVIDIA and AMD). It's correct it?

    2. Well here now the output:

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller [8086:0104] (rev 09)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: i915
    00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1c3a] (rev 04)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
    Kernel driver in use: mei_me
    Kernel modules: mei_me
    00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1c2d] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1c20] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
    Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1c10] (rev b5)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1c12] (rev b5)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1c26] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller [8086:1c49] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
    Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
    Kernel modules: lpc_ich
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:1c03] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:1c22] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
    Kernel modules: i2c_i801
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet [1969:2062] (rev c1)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3979]
    Kernel driver in use: atl1c
    Kernel modules: atl1c
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:30a1]
    Kernel driver in use: ath9k
    Kernel modules: ath9k


    3. Forget my last comment:
    Please give me your way of do, with it i can to complete information of the oficial page.





    you already gave me the answer to how personal opinion

    Again, Very thanks

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    Default Re: How do I know if I have all the drivers installed correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidsaa0 View Post
    HI wolfi323,

    Very thanks,

    1. Ok, in other words, OPenSUSE installed the drivers automatically, yes? Clear, except in some cases (NVIDIA and AMD). It's correct it?

    2. Well here now the output:
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller [8086:0104] (rev 09)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
        Kernel driver in use: i915
        Kernel modules: i915
    00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1c3a] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
        Kernel driver in use: mei_me
        Kernel modules: mei_me
    00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1c2d] (rev 05)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1c20] (rev 05)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
        Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1c10] (rev b5)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1c12] (rev b5)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1c26] (rev 05)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller [8086:1c49] (rev 05)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
        Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
        Kernel modules: lpc_ich
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:1c03] (rev 05)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:1c22] (rev 05)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
        Kernel modules: i2c_i801
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet [1969:2062] (rev c1)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3979]
        Kernel driver in use: atl1c
        Kernel modules: atl1c
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:30a1]
        Kernel driver in use: ath9k
        Kernel modules: ath9k
    Intel and Atheros devices are usually well supported by opensource software. So the drivers should already come with the kernel.

    If there is something not working, it might be a new device without drivers available yet. If everything seems to be working, then you are in good shape.

    I requoted your output, but with CODE tags. That often makes computer output more readable.

    (Now that I've added the code tags, I see your output even lists which drivers are used. You seem to be set to go.)
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    Default Re: How do I know if I have all the drivers installed correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidsaa0 View Post
    1. Ok, in other words, OPenSUSE installed the drivers automatically, yes? Clear, except in some cases (NVIDIA and AMD). It's correct it?
    Normally yes.
    But some drivers or firmware cannot be included in openSUSE because of legal reasons.
    This includes the proprietary nvidia and fglrx (AMD Catalyst) graphics drivers (open source alternatives do exist, namely nouveau and radeon, but especially with nvidia the proprietary drivers have much better performance), and firmware for certain Broadcom wireless devices f.e.

    2. Well here now the output:
    As has already been answered, your hardware is supported completely out of the box.
    No need to install anything driver-related.

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