Linux nForce Driver is the driver pack for the nVidia motherboards.
All of the following drivers are open-source and are included in most popular Linux distributions. In most cases, the Linux installer will select the appropriate driver for the detected nForce hardware.
- Audio (AC97): nForce-1 – nForce-4
- Audio (HDA): nForce-430 and later
- Storage: SATA/ACHI/IDE
- Ethernet: All
NVIDIA also provides pre-compiled storage (sata_nv) and Ethernet (forcedeth) driver disc images that may be required during the initial Linux installation. These driver disc images are provided for certain commercially-supported Linux distributions. The driver disc images often times contain certain upgrades and bug fixes that were not available at the time the original distributions began shipping. If you plan to install Linux via NVIDIA networking or NVIDIA storage, then these pre-compiled drivers must be installed during installation.
The following table provides information and a download link for these NVIDIA drivers in pre-compiled binary, RPM, and source code form for various Linux distributions. These drivers have been fully tested with the nForce Professional Series. Usage on other nForce chipsets will work, but should be considered as beta.
- Fedora Core 7
- Fedora Core 6