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Linux nForce Driver


Version: 1.0-0241
Release Date: August 13, 2002

Release Highlights for 1.0-0241:

  • Support for Red Hat 7.3

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 8.1 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0241.mdk81up.athlon.rpm a354fe8bca7e194924c822ecd3e31f2d
    Mandrake 8.2 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0241.mdk82up.athlon.rpm 6e7bced106a2a45b235dd3ea19535d3e
    Red Hat 7.2 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0241.rh72up.athlon.rpm 3d438bab157a7ba487cb383a7ffd8bd5
    Red Hat 7.2 (Kernel Upgrade) NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0241.rh72up_2.4.9_31.athlon.rpm 98c0a1d8d09820019209af7fe91bad06
    Red Hat 7.3 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0241.rh73up.athlon.rpm 804e5d8eb2775e339186854310e2b3c7
    Red Hat 7.3 (Kernel Upgrade) NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0241.rh73up_2.4.18_5.athlon.rpm 2ed7d3e2109c4b70beab3a36862dec53
    SuSE 8.0 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0241.suse80.i386.rpm ea3fd352531e86a66937f25f3bbb15d0
    SuSE 8.1 NVIDIA_nforce-1[1].0-0241.suse81.i586.rpm


    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-1.0-0241.tar.gz e6681696a81ecde5e6b269b53ed2b808
    Source RPM NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0241.src.rpm 6067f3bd7a881b9af123c20f316b45ea

    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