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Re: nforce 3 drivers?



On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 03:04:16PM -0700, jason pearl wrote:
> nope ... if i go to the NV website theres 64 bit graphics drivers but
> not 64 bit chipset drivers.. 
> it knows what i have installed theres just not any parameters or
> something. im not very good with drivers and kernel installation.
> 
The reason those drivers do not exist, and are not likely to on the nVidia
website is because nVidia had some serious stability problems with NForce 3
initially.  As a result, currently shipping motherboards do not use NF3
SATA, network, or sound.  These are implemented with additional chips.
When nVidia does release their 64bit NForce 3 drivers, they will not work
on existing boards most likely, as it is not nVidia hardware being used.  
Some distro's do have issue with NF3 drivers for UDMA 133, these are in the
current Fedora Core 1 kernel.

For network, most NF3 boards are using either Realtek (r8169 driver works
well with these) or 3com (sk98 driver, must be downloaded). I am sure there
area couple of others out there, but those two are the most common.

Justin




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