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Linux nForce Driver


Version: 1.0-0248
Release Date: November 26, 2002

Release Highlights for 1.0-0248:

  • Added PCI ID support for nForce2 MCP2-T and MCP2-A to the i810_audio driver.
  • Cleanup of spec file and Makefiles
  • SRPMs and tar files now use local system's i810_audio.c file, and complain if not there (this makes them more distribution independent)
  • Changed code to compile properly with gcc3.X and gcc2.X
  • Added support for Mandrake9.0 and Redhat8.0
  • nForce2 support for network driver

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 - Text 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
    Mandrake 8.2 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.mdk82up_2.4.18_6.athlon.rpm 8f3d0f7ea658400b9b7764fd572d4940
    Mandrake 9.0 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.mdk90up_2.4.19_16.athlon.rpm 6c0566a69de08cb1ae810d723cbc38a6
    Red Hat 7.3 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.rh73up_2.4.18_3.athlon.rpm a5a4b2b782266f6f9e8c8465c7f972fa
    Red Hat 7.3 (Kernel Upgrade) NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.rh73up_2.4.18_5.athlon.rpm ed84bbb0c4408a288efaec36b062fe18
    Red Hat 8.0 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.rh80up_2.4.18_14.athlon.rpm 8567db75572ff8e7383e24a36d250b25
    Red Hat 8.0 (Kernel Upgrade) NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.rh80up_2.4.18_17.athlon.rpm fd2d8ae9dee5a2f20b235e26d914a14a
    SuSE 8.1
    (updated 1/27/2003)
    NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.suse81.i586.rpm c007da0efd84c095e80bc4a8a5862216

    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 (Text ) 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-1.0-0248.tar.gz ac7e48f15ce0ae36ba3d3ee8b1fd23b7
    Source RPM NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.src.rpm 513461eff1a3418647aafea9a922a8b9

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

    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

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