detect graphic driver issues

is there a common way to detect the graphic hardware driver version. I use SDL and all I found out was how to read the vendor and grahic processor (like GeForce Go 6600). What I would like to know is the driver version like for nv: Nforce 90.xx. In general
I’m interested to find out the maximum of information about the grahpic system installed on the machine.


OpenGL does not provide any way to get information about the driver. Some platforms may actually not have such thing as driver.
This is platform specific, so you will have to search for your solution in Platform SDK.

True, but you can read what extensions the hardware/driver supports and what limit’s there are on various things, like maximum number of textures or max texture size by using glGetString and the other various glGet*****.