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    How to probe Video card firmware version?


    Hi ,

    How do I probe for Video card firmware version? Is there any straight away command or any stand alone application to get it?


    Thanks in advance

    Regards,
    Madhi

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    Try "lspci" shuld tell you, if not do "dmesg|grep firmware" probably will get it.

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    hi Wildpossum,

    Thanks for the reply,lspci list all the PCI devices in the system but how to get firmware version.

    Have a look at my lspci

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation E7230 Memory Controller Hub (rev 81)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH/GHM (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 01)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller IDE (rev 01)
    07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5721 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 11)
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705_2 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 03)
    08:02.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ES1000 (rev 02)

    No details about VGA furthur.Moreover "dmesg|grep firmware" returned NULL.

    Regards,
    Madhi

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    Ok, try as root "cat /var/log/messages|grep fglrx" and as the ATI devices usually run the fglrx module, sometimes (card dependant) it will give the firmware informatio.

    Also, what Linux distro are you using?

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