Today I'm trying to figure out which driver is best for my USB wireless dongle. Everywhere I look I just see
Ralink STA but this isn't telling me which module this actually is.
I'm sure there's a way of looking it up but the computer should be able to tell me, shouldn't it?
Meta: This question is open to any piece of hardware, not just my wireless card. It would be helpful if we had a thread of useful diagnostic procedures so that other people can find out what's going on with their hardware.
lshwis a very useful tool for finding details about all your hardware. It it should be able to tell you all sorts of nonsense - some useful, some not. In my case here's what
sudo lshw -c networkgave me about my wired card:
The driver is buried in the
configuration:section near the end.
If you just want a quick list of the modules in use, you could use this: