How to Update Linux /usr/share/misc/pci.ids -

How to Update Linux /usr/share/misc/pci.ids

This works with lspci and if it's outdated may not give you the exact manufacturer and device model.

For example take these 3 different RX 580's:

1a:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device 67df (rev e7)
1b:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device 67df (rev e7)
1d:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device 67df (rev e7)
 

You can update it like so:

sudo wget -O /usr/share/misc/pci.ids http://pci-ids.ucw.cz/v2.2/pci.ids

Now try again after updating:

1a:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/580] (rev e7)
1b:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/580] (rev e7)
1d:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/580] (rev e7)


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