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trackrat
18th April 2004, 10:10 PM
Is their any distro that is compatable with an N-Force 2 motherboard as I have a Shuttle SGN45, so it is a bit hard to change the mobo.
:confused:

Jman
18th April 2004, 10:46 PM
Nvidia has proprietary drivers which due to licensing issues cannot be included in Fedora Core by default.

See my new howto (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1403) on the subject.

Disclaimer: I don't have Nvidia

Prometheus
23rd April 2004, 12:40 AM
I have a NF2 mobo and it works fine, just go here

http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

click on platform driver, in the next pane click on unified driver, then click on linux. That should do it. Once i did that and installed it everything worked just fine.

Ug
23rd April 2004, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Jman
Nvidia has proprietary drivers which due to licensing issues cannot be included in Fedora Core by default.

See my new howto (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1403) on the subject.

Disclaimer: I don't have Nvidia I was just about to point him in that direction.

Its a good how-to.

gotmonkey
26th April 2004, 04:35 PM
I also have a Shuttle SN45G. I installed Fedora Core 1 yesterday. Since it does not have drivers installed to run the nvidia ethernet (which sux alot) Fedora was able to detect and install my SMC 2208USB ethernet adapter.

I now have net access with my Shuttle and I was able to run updates via up2date. It looks like it updated my kernal to 2.4.22-1.2188.nptl. I have been looking around the forum and still haven't been able to anwer my queries.

I started looking at the rpm.livna.org as suggested by Jman in his how-to post. Sounding like a total noob, which I am... now what?

1) Install the GPG key livna.org (that looks simple enough)

2) modify one of the following apt, yum, up2date with supplied information on page. (that should be just as simple)

3) run one of the updaters.
Let's say that I run 'yum install kernal' in console, does it automatically detect what kernal I have and what kernal I should update to?


**Is there anything else that I need to install? Other packages or updates prior to the kernal with nvidia support? When I installed Fedora Core 1, I selected complete install.

Thanks for your help

mars_hall
29th April 2004, 09:30 PM
It seems that Fedora Core 2 Test 3 recognizes my Asus A7N8X nforce 2 board correctly on install, though I am using the 3Com nic that is onboard, not the Nforce nic. Looking at the hardware browser does show both nics!