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Linux nForce Driver


Version: 1.0-0233 | Post Date: 2/13/2002

Release Highlights for 1.0-0233:

  • First nForce 220D/420/420D 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 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-1.0-0233.mdk81up.athlon.rpm 6fb3f6065a0ec46650c7148fe6533cec
    Red Hat 7.2 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0233.rh72up.athlon.rpm 7e10c8f9a790b18da0e63ae1ce51f32b
    Red Hat 7.2 (Kernel Upgrade) NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0233.rh72up_2.4.9_21.athlon.rpm d876b76541009c518413948cf2974e4b
    SuSE 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 (Kernel Upgrade) NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0233.suse7x_2.4.16.i386.rpm 7af1cde4b852e5ad237b0582911a6b7f
    SuSE 8.0 NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0233.suse80.i386.rpm 81818798cbdb5aacb4c97da79dfb0a51

    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-1.0-0233.tar.gz e081f7dc40f677c40c34033b74f26810
    Source RPM NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0233.src.rpm 5ddcbe0342358f1397f07c84386d47c7

    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