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crayztechnique
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:24 pm    Post subject: What Gen is my Intel VGA Controller? Reply with quote

lspci | grep -i VGA outputs the following:

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00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller


I'm trying to match it on this wiki https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Intel#Kernel but I just can't figure it out. Just need to know the correct gen for my setting up xorg server.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crayztechnique ...

it's probably a GMA X4500, so the driver would be i915. You can probably get more details if using 'lspci -v', and so get the revision, etc.

best ... khay
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It says
Code:
Kernel driver in use: i915


Just outta curiosity, how did you know that?

Also

khayyam wrote:
it's probably a GMA X4500


Is there any way of going about finding out precisely what it is?

Edited for Update: I think I actually found it. It's Intel GMA 4500MHD found here: http://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-g530-4446-15-4-core-2-duo-t6400-win-xp-pro-3-gb-ram-250-gb-hdd-series/specs/ Thanks again khay :)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crayztechnique wrote:
It says 'Kernel driver in use: i915'. Just outta curiosity, how did you know that?

crayztechnique ... because there are really only two intel drivers, and the name suggested the timeframe in which the card was released. So, I just took a stab at the most prevelant mobile cards of that time.

best ... khay
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