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Linux nForce Driver


Version: 1.0-0236
Release Date: April 23, 2002

Release Highlights for 1.0-0236:

  • Support for Mandrake 8.2

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 or PDF 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 8.1 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0236.mdk81up.athlon.rpm f6dfec66a731a1236de2745c4c7bdef4
    Mandrake 8.2 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0236.mdk82up.athlon.rpm bd8724c85561fae1bf70fe07aa62abd9
    Red Hat 7.2 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0236.rh72up.athlon.rpm 5350ae7945f9ec2e6739c19271ed0ac3
    Red Hat 7.2 (Kernel Upgrade) NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0236.rh72up_2.4.9_31.athlon.rpm 888e32e5401119c6ef4ee8f410c32da0
    SuSE 8.0 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0236.suse80.i386.rpm c5c7fae85ad6c43b83ff4c6315a692af

    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 or PDF) 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-1.0-0236.tar.gz 19280b40052bbd5932ec889290976cbd
    Source RPM NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0236.src.rpm c2f9a8b86e7943f44fdc10641fb50509

    STEP 4: Install
    Please read the README (Text or PDF) 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