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Old 12-07-10, 02:26 PM   #1
allbread
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Default Legacy support for Tyan Thunder K8WE/S2915

I'm currently trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on the following hardware:

Tyan Thunder K8WE-S2895
2 x Opteron 856 / 4GB PC-3200
2 x EVGA GeForce 8800 PCIe
2 x 500GB SATA (RAID 0)

While I'm familiar with the interface for installing proprietary GPU drivers in Ubuntu 10.04 I was wondering how I should go about installing older/legacy chipset and/or RAID drivers. Specifically, I am retiring my old XP media center built around a Tyan Thunder K8WE S2895 motherboard and would like to upgrade the OS to the latest LTS release of Ubuntu.

According to Tyan the following drivers are available:

ftp://ftp.tyan.com/drivers_linux/nVidia_chipset/

and

http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

Assuming that these drivers are not included by default in the 10.04 installation (or 2.6.32 kernel) how do I go about "installing" them once I've downloaded each relevant package - also, are these drivers kernel specific and, if so, how do I go about determining what the current kernel supports?

Thanks!

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Old 12-07-10, 03:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: Legacy support for Tyan Thunder K8WE/S2915

The drivers you need should be built-in. I don't think you have to do anything special at all.
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Old 12-07-10, 03:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: Legacy support for Tyan Thunder K8WE/S2915

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The drivers you need should be built-in. I don't think you have to do anything special at all.
Thanks, that will save me some effort - for future reference Is there a way to check which drivers are supported vs a particular release - are hardware drivers in Linux specific to a particular kernel?

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