for a old gforce card that uses the 96 driver
the current xorg is incompatible and the nouveau driver WILL NOT work on that card for ubuntu11 or opensuse 11.4 or 12 ,nor fedora 15 or 16 .
CebtOS 6.2 or ScientificLiunux 6.1 will run just fine using the nouveau driver
you WILL NOT be able to use the 96 nvidia.run
it WILL NOT run on the xorg that is in cent 6
the nvidia.run WILL RUN on the older CentOS 5
it is unknown to me but Debain stable might run fine with the nouveau driver
but i am a red hat person so....
now it might be possible to hack the system and downgrade ONLY x11 , i have done that in the past on fedora
but it is a pain in the "Bleep" to do
so look into using a os that can still work on 10 to 13 year old hardware
PS. the new os's do not even look for a 3.5 floppy drive
Last edited by John VV; 01-29-2012 at 06:47 PM.