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Old 02-01-04, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default help needed AMD64/nforce3_150/FX5700

Hello everyone,

I just got my AMD64 PC with motherboard
and graphics card that utilizes nforce3 150
and FX5700 chips respectively.

This is my first time installing and using Linux,
currently RedHat 8.0 Linux sits in my hdb1,2,3
drives (2nd HDD); and default kernel version
is 2.4.18-14.

I have the following questions/problems and
hope you can help me:

1) Do I need to download and install latest
Nvidia nforce3 driver software? I don't
think I get sound working without installing
the driver, but I'm still stuck at this stage
and need your help on how to do this

2) Do I need to download and install latest
Nvidia 5332 graphics driver software? Do
I need to install the nforce3 driver before
installing the 5332 (i.e. AGPGART support)?

I have no idea what AGPGART is, and not sure
why there isn't any single driver program that
deals with all these issues at once?

I've spent more than 2 weeks, and still can't
make any progress (i.e. how to fully utilize
my Nvidia hardware in Linux environment).

Please HELP ME!!!

(a linux newbie)

P.S.: If you can tell me which linux distro
(i.e. free one) to use without kernel
upgrade headache, I don't mind to
re-install Linux on my 2nd HDD from
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