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I use nVidia NForce 2 motherboards on all my linux machines. In Windows, I download the NForce 2 drivers to use the motherboard to its full potential. When I install ...
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    Fedora and mainboard drivers


    I use nVidia NForce 2 motherboards on all my linux machines.

    In Windows, I download the NForce 2 drivers to use the motherboard to its full potential.

    When I install a distrobution on Linux, the kernel seems to just use what I assume is generic drivers for the board which to me seems very wasteful since I am spending extra cash on these advanced chipsets on my mainboards.

    Is there a way I can install nNvidia drivers for my mainboard like I do when I replace the generic graphic drivers for the nVidia video drivers.

    The reason I ask is because I am thinking of getting the NForce 3 chipset when it is released.

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    i don't really know if you can do it...although look at this site:
    http://www.linuxcompatible.org/story18570.html
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    hmm if you download the latest kernel source you'll find also the nforce2 and nforce3 chipset drivers init.

    Iam using a asus a7n8x-deluxe with nforce 2 chipset, and it's running perfectly i can say.
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    How do I know if my kernel verion is out-dated?
    I seem to have trouble finding out how I can update my kernel or even if I need to.

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    Why not go to nvidia.com and download the nforce2 drivers for Linux. Just grab them, install them and follow the instructions to configure.
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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    here is where you have to go :
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_nforce_1.0-0274
    good luck!
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