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Old 01-27-04, 11:30 AM   #3
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Hello whig,

Thank you for your reply. I'm still a bit confused,
and wonder if you can give me some advice.

(1st of all, I'm a Linux newbie; hence I have some
linux commands questions to ask you...)

I've realized that I probably need to download and
install the IA64 drivers from Nvidia website. These
will be for my motherboard with nforce 3 150 chipset
and FX5700 graphics card.

(For the AC97 CODEC on my motherboard)

I've downloaded and tar -xvzf my rpm file (the nforce
rpm file) from Nvidia. The command creates a folder
called "nforce" and have a few folders inside. The
one I'm trying to work on is the "nvaudio" folder and
the files inside. There is a Makefile and some other
files with .h or .o extensions. At this point, how can
I install my audio driver?

(I was assuming when I installed the driver from
the enclosed CDROM, the software would work
for boh Win2k and Linux environments...)

(I guess I would have to download and install the
driver software in the Linux RH8 platform separately)

Also, with the "uname -r" command; I've found the
kernel version is 2.4.18; instead of the supported
(agpgart) version requirement of 2.4.20 or 2.4.21...
Can I still use this driver? I'm assuming I only need
the audio driver from this rpm file.

(Then download and install the graphics driver files
after fixing my AC97 CODEC problem).

Thank you for your help/advice, I look forward to
hear from you.

Yours sincerely,
LearningLinux (a newbie)
AMD64 3000+ / FX5700 / RH8
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