Linux nForce Driver - AMD64|NVIDIA
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Linux nForce Driver - AMD64


Version: 1.0-0292
Release Date: October 20, 2004

Release Highlights for 1.0-0292:

  • Added pre-built binaries for various distributions.
  • Added support for kernel installations that use separate kernel source and generated kernel object trees.
  • Fixed nvnet problem that caused rmmod to crash on systems with more than one network interface.
  • Fixed nvnet build issue on uniprocessor systems that have spinlock debugging enabled.
  • Fixed nvsound module hangs when APIC is enabled on some distributions.
  • Fixed nvsound module bugs causing lack of sound or delay in sound with some games.

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: Download the Driver File
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STEP 2: Begin Installation
From within a shell with root privileges, type "sh" to initiate the installation.

STEP 3: Review the NVIDIA Software License. You will need to accept this license to continue with the installation.

STEP 4: Review the Known Problems for any special installation instructions required by your platform.

STEP 5: Install
Follow the directions provided by the installer.  The installer will prepare the driver and install the driver and application files in the appropriate place.

Note:  For systems running a kernel for which there is no pre-built binary driver, the installer will need to build the driver.  In order for the installer to build the driver, the kernel source needs to be installed.

STEP 6: Review Documentation
Refer to the ReleaseNotes (HTML Version) file (installed in /usr/share/doc/nforce) for instructions on configuring the system with the installed 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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