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Linux nForce Driver - IA32

 
 

Version: 1.0-0274
Release Date: May 27, 2004

Release Highlights for 1.0-0274:

  • Fixed performance problem in network driver that was causing stuttering in audio playback
  • Added support for nForce3 platforms
  • Added audio control panel application
  • Added 6 channel output, audio input selection, speaker selection, per channel volume control, and analog / digital enable to audio driver.
  • Added GART patch for kernel 2.4.21

This page contains drivers and documentation for the nForce chipset. The chipset includes hardware support for IDE disk control, ethernet networking, audio support, win modem support, and a USB controller. These packages have support for ethernet networking and basic ACI audio. USB and IDE hardware will work with standard Linux drivers. There is no win modem support.

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 - HTML Version
  •  STEP 3: Download Drivers
    To simplify installation, the suite of nForce Linux drivers are bundled into a single package. If you are using one of the distributions mentioned below, and haven't installed a different kernel (or significantly modified the default one), the installation will be very simple. If you don't use one of the distributions listed or have a custom kernel, please choose one of the alternative installation packages.

    Directly Supported Distributions
    These links contain binary RPMs with drivers and documentation for installing nforce drivers in these major linux distributions.

    Kernel Supported

    Kernel Driver Package

    MD5 Sum

    Fedora Core 1

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.fc1up_2.4.22_1.2115.athlon.rpm

    2a81ffe16fc4bed8b51ba8b1b536c401

    Mandrake 8.2

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.mdk82up_2.4.18_6.athlon.rpm

    6e2eb4cedaa9d1811b4d70d9c2ceef6d

    Mandrake 9.0

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.mdk90up_2.4.19_16.athlon.rpm

    03f3c01d4230c1b443e695af97a04a96

    Mandrake 9.1

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.mdk91up_2.4.21_0.13.athlon.rpm

    cac041ac1a3c9ad19e19cdec8341b19b

    Mandrake 9.2

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.mdk92up_2.4.22_10.athlon.rpm

    f7f67c2b6184e2f2ca41febf2f2b2bc2

    Red Hat 7.3 (Kernel Upgrade)

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.rh73up_2.4.18_3.athlon.rpm

    d57c2183a2485680840c9c345480ad08

    Red Hat 7.3 (Kernel Upgrade)

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.rh73up_2.4.20_20.athlon.rpm

    287964ff376ef515f71879d2e6cf75d7

    Red Hat 8.0

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.rh80up_2.4.18_14.athlon.rpm

    ae57192f8fdd0587be6914af18b451c5 

    Red Hat 8.0 (Kernel Upgrade)

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.rh80up_2.4.20_20.athlon.rpm

    23ddd4cf7a5af693d5859035be591137

    Red Hat 9.0 (Kernel Upgrade)

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.rh90up_2.4.20_24.athlon.rpm

    ebbec551a253f8b2804660bd7debec64

    Red Hat 9.0 (Kernel Upgrade)

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm

    08dc06482135c93a3c4a0ff354d1a258

    Red Hat 9.0 (Kernel Upgrade)

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.rh90up_2.4.20_8.athlon.rpm

    e75305065be4bd093e9979cea88f52a3

    Alternative Installation
    Use this installation if you don't use one of the distributions listed above, or have modified or replaced the default kernel. Please see the README (HTML) for instructions on compiling and installing the tar file or source RPM. The documentation for doing this is contained in the package.

    Kernel Supported

    Kernel Driver File

    MD5 Sum

    Kernel Tar File

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.tar.gz

    b84b5a34639b547ef897d6447c3c5415

    Source RPM

    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.src.rpm

    82ed0da1a97d31b54d5c5147e78ee9ac

    STEP 4: Install
    Please read the README (HTML) for details on unpacking and installing the drivers.

    STEP 5: Install Audio Control Panel [optional]
    A control panel application is available to control the features of the nForce audio driver.  You may either install the audio control panel as a pre-built binary RPM, or rebuild it from the tar file or source RPM.  The documentation for doing this is contained in the package.

    Kernel Supported

    Kernel Driver File

    MD5 Sum

    Binary RPM

    NVIDIA_nvaudio-1.0-0274.athlon.rpm

    ca7223f9c85d3c5b41ee7c4328e9cf0a

    Kernel Tar File

    NVIDIA_nvaudio-1.0-0274.tar.gz

    4a6494e7d460027a2238bf06bd15c4fb

    Source RPM

    NVIDIA_nvaudio-1.0-0274.src.rpm

    f55937efdce3138929985d543954c880

    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 linux-nforce-bugs@nvidia.com



     
     
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