Ubuntu – How to find out monitor make / model


My friend has recently bought a second-hand vehicle with an in-car computer and it's wired up to a touchscreen monitor on the dashboard (very impressive!).

Now, I've helped him install Ubuntu on it today but we can't establish the make and model of the connected touchscreen monitor to try and source the drivers to make the touchscreen function work.

Are there any Linux commands to work out the make / model of an attached monitor? I've tried Google which pointed me towards the /etc/X11 directory but have had no joy with that.

Best Answer

I can see the make and model of my monitor in in /var/log/Xorg.0.log. However, it is output by the video driver, so I am not sure it is universal:

[ 26.795] (II) RADEON(0): Monitor name: DELL U2412M

If that does not work, install edid-decode and point it to /sys/class/drm/*/edid as its manual suggests:

ls /sys/class/drm/*/edid | xargs -n 1 edid-decode | grep Manufacturer:
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