Thank you for your post, I'm still a bit confused...
I've installed red hat 8 linux, with both GNOME and
KDE desktop environments. With "uname -r", I've
found the kernel version is "2.4.18-14".
After downloaded the *.rpm and *.src.rpm and *.tar.gz
files (?for different distro?) and reading the installation
guidelines from Nvidia web site, I'm still confused.
The agpgart part of driver requires kernel version
"2.4.20" or "2.4.21". Hence I'm not sure if my 8xagp
Nvidia FX5700 video card is utilized by linux properly.
(Not to mention I'll probably have to install nvidia video
driver as well... right now... driver is "vesa"...)
As for nic and audio (ac97 codec)...
I haven't connected the pc to internet yet, but will have
to do so soon... so I'm trying to focus on the audio first...
As indicated in my 1st post...
1) "/proc/pci" gives me the address of audio controller
2) "/sbin/dmesg" can't see audio controller
3) sound config test can't see audio hardware nor driver
4) after trying "rpm", "rpmbuild", "modprobe" commands
(not sure what they do), I'm still stuck without much
progress... (I hope I haven't erased anything important)
Would you happen to know any nvidia driver installation
Thank you for your advice/help, I look forward to hear