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Old 10-07-2006, 01:52 PM   #1
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nVidia MoBo sound drivers?


Anyone know how to get the MoBo drivers installed in Linspire?
 
Old 10-07-2006, 02:17 PM   #2
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I dunno about Linspire since I have never used but most distibutions include support for the nForce chipsets in their default kernels. The soundcard on nVidia motherboards is a basic AC'97 one and should have worked out of box with Linux. (it uses the intel_8x0 drivers)
 
Old 10-07-2006, 07:55 PM   #3
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You can get some sound out of nVidia chipsets with the default kernel module, but not the full capability of the chipset (which is the nv module, not the intel. Remember, this is nVidia chipset).

You would have to download the nVidia driver from the nVidia website. Get the installation instructions there also.

For some distros, it simply download and install. Others, it's download, compile, install.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 07:57 PM   #4
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You can get some sound out of nVidia chipsets with the default kernel module, but not the full capability of the chipset (which is the nv module, not the intel. Remember, this is nVidia chipset).

You would have to download the nVidia driver from the nVidia website. Get the installation instructions there also.

For some distros, it simply download and install. Others, it's download, compile, install.

Oh. Before I forget. 'modprobe nv' should load the driver and probe the nVidia chipset and get sound working.
 
  


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