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Linux nForce Drivers


All of the following drivers are open-source and are included in most popular Linux distributions. In most cases, the Linux installer will select the appropriate driver for the detected nForce hardware.

Component Platform Use this driver
Audio (AC97) nForce-1 – nForce-4 intel8x0.c
Audio (HDA) nForce-430 and later hda_intel.c
Storage SATA sata_nv.c
ACHI ahci.c
IDE amd74xx.c
Ethernet All forcedeth.c

NVIDIA also provides pre-compiled storage (sata_nv) and Ethernet (forcedeth) driver disc images that may be required during the initial Linux installation. These driver disc images are provided for certain commercially-supported Linux distributions. The driver disc images often times contain certain upgrades and bug fixes that were not available at the time the original distributions began shipping. If you plan to install Linux via NVIDIA networking or NVIDIA storage, then these pre-compiled drivers must be installed during installation.

The following table provides information and a download link for these NVIDIA drivers in pre-compiled binary, RPM, and source code form for various Linux distributions. These drivers have been fully tested with the nForce Professional Series. Usage on other nForce chipsets will work, but should be considered as beta.

Version: 1.25
Release Date: May 14, 2008
Download V 1.25

Supported Distributions:

  • RHEL5U1
  • RHEL5
  • RHEL4U6
  • RHEL4U5
  • RHEL4U4
  • RHEL3U9
  • RHEL3U8
  • RHEL3U7
  • SuSE10.2
  • SLES10.1
  • SLES10
  • Fedora Core 7
  • Fedora Core 6

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