with my Epox 8RDA+ board with Nforce2 chipset a default Suse Linux 8.2 (or 8.1?) installation ignores the onboard LAN and the onboard sound. Installing the newest Nivida driver RPM (on the WWW site) solves the LAN issue. However sound isn't there.
Now I read about a potential solution in another thread here, named <a href="http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7499">"SuSE 8.0 compile problems"</a>.
This I'll test and hopefully hear a sound soon.