Upgrading to kernel 2.6.x in Fedora Core 1? NFORCE2 ?'s too!
Posted 13 February 2004 - 12:02 AM
Help with (hopefully i this order)
1. Upgrade from 2.4.x to 2.6.x in Fedora Core 1 running athlon xp 2500 on NFORCE2
2. Install 3D drivers for better performance on my IGP Geforce4 MX
3. Install Forcedeth if better than nvidia's driver
4. Install ALSA sound if better than nvaudio
Also, I did a complete install of all the packages available in install (5.3GB) will all these work with 2.6.x or will it be a nightmare fixing version mismatch errors?!
Posted 13 February 2004 - 10:34 PM
Nvidia has video drivers that support the 2.6 kernel on their website. As for the mobo itself - s/b no problems
Posted 14 February 2004 - 08:29 AM
nVidia only ever provided sound and LAN drivers for nForce chipsets under Linux and with ALSA (which has supported nForce chipsets for ages) built into the kernel and a patch (and later, a fully open source reverse engineered LAN driver which I believe has actually been merged into the kernel now) for the LAN driver you didn't really need to use the nVidia drivers (unless of course you had an nVidia video card, there were patches for the drivers there too). I've been using my nForce board (an EPoX 8RDA+) under Linux for nearly a year now and under both kernels 2.4 and 2.6 haven't had any major compatibility dramas with it.
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