Network Device and Driver Information Utility for Linux*

Version: 1.0 (Latest) Date: 1/16/2009

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Detailed Description

This Linux* shell script utility uses the ethtool and ifconfig utilities common to most Linux distributions to gather and display your network devices' Make/Model, Controller, PCI Vendor and Device IDs, Driver Name, and Driver Version.

To run, at a command prompt, where this file is located type:
   sudo ./


  • ethtool

  • ifconfig

  • root permission

Some distributions do not have ethtool installed by default.  You may be able to install it by typing, at a command prompt type:
   sudo apt-get install ethtool

Example output:
eth0 : 02:00.0
   Make/Model = Intel PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter
   Ethernet controller = Intel Corporation 82572EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
   VenID:DevID = 8086:107d
   Driver name = e1000e
   Driver Version =

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