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Linux Graphics Driver Download

Version: 1.0-2960
Release Date: 5/23/2002

Release Highlights:

To download and install the drivers, follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Review the NVIDIA Software License. You will need to accept this license prior to downloading any files.

STEP 2: Review Documentation
README - Text Version

STEP 3: Download the Driver
You must download 2 files: a GLX driver file and a kernel driver file. The version of these files must match.

STEP 3A: Download GLX Driver File
An RPM file is provided for your convenience. If your distribution does not support RPM's then please use the tar file. Also a source RPM is provided for those interested.

File Description GLX Driver File MD5 Sum
GLX RPM NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.i386.rpm 41f1be196298c78a1ecb771517b81f1b
GLX SOURCE RPM NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.src.rpm dfa37312eae92bd993ff88fa82dde6ea
GLX Tar File NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.tar.gz 38947e44a19a576c2ab8e648e1f3cf18
GLX RPM for SuSE 7.0 NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.suse70+xf86-4.0.2.i386.rpm c58e34c07fa2652ce176565b80f30fa5
GLX RPM for SuSE 7.1 NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.suse71.i386.rpm 89f75e4c19b4ddd768c4f2df521df390
GLX RPM for SuSE 7.2 NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.suse72.i386.rpm 5fe11840f7dd0f556e8ba6c1660e226d
GLX RPM for SuSE 7.3 NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.suse73.i386.rpm 49e3bdb7293f755fcc5fbd3e0a796808
GLX RPM for SuSE 8.0 NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.suse80.i386.rpm 77aa524563c6da15025b50b1400f6759

Download Alternatives: FTP1, FTP2

STEP 3B: Download Kernel Driver File
If you are using one of the distributions listed below you can simply download the appropriate file and install it. If you are using a distribution or kernel version that is not listed, or if you have an updated or non-default kernel, you must build the kernel module. If your distribution does not support RPMs please use the tar file provided. If you are unsure of which file you need please download and run NVchooser.


Kernel Supported Kernel Driver File MD5 Sum
RedHat 7.3 UP i386 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73up.i386.rpm 7d1d768bb836dcd55b48cc814ab1b8ce
RedHat 7.3 UP i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73up.i686.rpm b89d4b88d80d79658c55026911c5dc3b
RedHat 7.3 SMP i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73smp.i686.rpm b6b623be8ffadf061852bdc68eacb572
RedHat 7.3 SMP i586 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73smp.i586.rpm 96fce4b343323f2048562dc6989029b3
RedHat 7.3 Bigmem i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73bigmem.i686.rpm f0e7cd7b53c97959b2051d1176d7c4ac
RedHat 7.3 UP Athlon Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73up.athlon.rpm 942875b5aef33c374a32d91a994cf01e
RedHat 7.3 SMP Athlon Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73smp.athlon.rpm eece9e100df2a529067bb29295a09694
RedHat 7.2 UP i386 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh72up.i386.rpm 6b5f682b4e2421191c552408c25532f6
RedHat 7.2 UP i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh72up.i686.rpm 00d6e7d76f62f82c4a43486519399274
RedHat 7.2 SMP i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh72smp.i686.rpm 3f157e0dc3151d4d4536c97cc45745b1
RedHat 7.2 Enterprise i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh72enterprise.i686.rpm f50055f00cc7871e29e9b30450d9c132
RedHat 7.2 UP Athlon Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh72up.athlon.rpm 38fe272a03127cbe8740a44fa4e41008
RedHat 7.2 SMP Athlon Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh72smp.athlon.rpm 452b809146d9a2d5b5905cdadb233289
RedHat 7.1 UP i386 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh71up.i386.rpm 40bea307896718ae36d34415ce5abf31
RedHat 7.1 UP i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh71up.i686.rpm c8c53f93572cd3003e9e5487b504e370
RedHat 7.1 SMP i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh71smp.i686.rpm 4c8c2e453f5416422a612ec2f46154d4
RedHat 7.1 Enterprise i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh71enterprise.i686.rpm 20b77548be7f70089c3f6e6dd0ca7261
RedHat 7.0 UP i386 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh70up.i386.rpm 92d280b2b15ee51a789b5887f45ca0bf
RedHat 7.0 UP i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh70up.i686.rpm e61aca91f7c034af24f499fdd01b8b35
RedHat 7.0 SMP i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh70smp.i686.rpm ed94ab1b0c8b5c72969c22592791fcad
RedHat 7.0 Enterprise on i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh70enterprise.i686.rpm b3c8082f45c96a349c92f92689034546


Kernel Supported Kernel Driver File MD5 Sum
Mandrake 8.2 UP i586 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk82up.i586.rpm 9a59b961a979b7315ae1599ed0c721f3
Mandrake 8.2 SMP i586 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk82smp.i586.rpm 6ca220b56acee7e4326e18c679ab1991
Mandrake 8.2 Secure i586 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk82secure.i586.rpm 55f0990a3e55ef6b9b068fc0883b1e71
Mandrake 8.1 UP i386 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk81up.i386.rpm 94811f6cffc9e566b879a2610e996152
Mandrake 8.1 SMP i386 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk81smp.i386.rpm db1a43cafecfc589dc4723fb11da7ccd
Mandrake 8.1 UP i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk81up.i686.rpm 6f34f405a357f004310fd3761a970538
Mandrake 8.1 SMP i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk81smp.i686.rpm dd1c29aabbcc248f3987f4addec2e693
Mandrake 8.1 Enterprise i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk81enterprise.i686.rpm 5c8a76aec96d402188c7c7c9bc302b92
Mandrake 8.0 UP i386 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk80up.i386.rpm d6ea356488b781b171629f98c6d7670b
Mandrake 8.0 SMP i386 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk80smp.i386.rpm f4b71577378a190658d595246d9837d9
Mandrake 8.0 UP i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk80up.i686.rpm 68daa589e541a374d86f9ede3716aa2f
Mandrake 8.0 SMP i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk80smp.i686.rpm b3a5979789f0b2e17d9c678372395d4f
Mandrake 8.0 Enterprise i686 Architecture NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.mdk80enterprise.i686.rpm 523cf25e5afcbee3d374d12775633a90


Kernel Supported Kernel Driver File MD5 Sum
SuSE 8.0 NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.suse80.i386.rpm 9025ff2d66ac4e2e99575cf9be4bcb09
SuSE 7.3 NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.suse73.i386.rpm ea689c1d1545cb798b395db07850146a
SuSE 7.2 NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.suse72.i386.rpm 619f598793c9049bb3abe631beb0e767
SuSE 7.1 NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.suse71.i386.rpm 1405a33a764767e5bd27ce47de663de2
SuSE 7.0 NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.suse70+xf86-4.0.2.i386.rpm efb4bfee16bdd6ad0fbcc0c9807ad15e


Kernel Supported Kernel Driver File MD5 Sum
Kernel Source RPM NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.src.rpm 507ef3016b0ee6a05425cf7845604e39
Kernel Tar File NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.tar.gz 372a72010e8a1659454330cc7f5a490f

STEP 4: Check dependencies
The dependencies are listed in the README. It is important to note that the NVIDIA driver set requires XFree version 4.0.1 or greater. If this is not available on your linux distribution, please go to the XFree86 web site (

STEP 5: Install
See the README (text for detailed installation instructions. If you have any questions or problems, please check the linux discussion forum. If you don't find an answer to your question there, you can send email to