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20 Linux Tips Worth Trying

Aug 13, 2013, 13:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Diksha P Gupta)

Want to play with your favourite open source operating system? Well, we will help you do that better. Keeping Linux philosophy of sharing intact, we are presenting 20 Linux tips and tricks worth a try.

3. Get the right information easily

Newbies exploring GNU/Linux sometimes find it difficult to get the right information about a device that is not working. Yet, this information is required to make the device work. Here is a command that gives you the details of all PCI devices and the kernel driver that is associated with them.

Open the terminal and log in as the root user. Now run the following command:

lspci -k

lspci gives you the information about the PCI buses and also the devices connected to them, and the -k switch displays which kernel module is handling the device. So if it is missing on some device, you need to install the driver for that device.

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