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Old 06-01-2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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Linux driver for Radeon HD 4650 AGP 1Gb


Hello!
Trying to get a couple more years form an old system.
Got a new card from Gigabyte: Radeon HD 4650 AGP 1GB.
Got a HD4600 series driver from ATI, installations seems to go OK, but fails at configuration step (/usr/bin/aticonfig --initial). Error message: no compatible card found.

Is there anyone who successfully installed HD4650 AGP? Please advise
 
Old 06-01-2009, 04:48 PM   #2
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You did not state clearly what driver you tried to install. Although you said it was the latest HD4600 series driver the fact that you did not give the correct name nor the version make me want to ask you to check exactly what you are trying to install. The correct name of the driver is ATI Catalyst and the version is 9.5.

Is the following URL where you obtained the driver?
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...7&lang=English

Next, what Linux distribution and version are you using?

A good reference for hardware on Linux is phoronix.com. Here is a recent article on the ATI 4650 on Linux.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...r_hd4650&num=1

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Old 06-02-2009, 12:49 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by stress_junkie View Post
You did not state clearly what driver you tried to install. Although you said it was the latest HD4600 series driver the fact that you did not give the correct name nor the version make me want to ask you to check exactly what you are trying to install. The correct name of the driver is ATI Catalyst and the version is 9.5.

Is the following URL where you obtained the driver?
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...7&lang=English

Next, what Linux distribution and version are you using?

A good reference for hardware on Linux is phoronix.com. Here is a recent article on the ATI 4650 on Linux.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...r_hd4650&num=1
Thanks for checking!
Indeed I ommited many details
I downloaded Catalysts driver from the site you mentioned (http://support/amd/...):

ati-driver-installer-9-5-x86.x86_64.run

I tried both, auto install and distribution specific install in a form of rpm package (I use SUSE 11.0). Both run oK, but both fail at point of congiguration with the same error: no compatible hardware found.

I suspect this card is too new, because when I opened a trouble ticket today with AMD, this card was not even listed in preselected options among choices. And if driver installer probes card, and card returns ID that is not listed?

BTW, I have a dual-boot machine, other OS is Windows XP64, and I had the same problem. After Gigabyte CD crashed my computer a couple times, I went to AMD and downloaded Catalyst for x64 from there. It also could not recognize the card. But solution was simple - I downloaded driver directly from Gigabyte, it installs with no issues.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 10:16 AM   #4
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I am completely new to linux 9.04. I am on a Sager laptop with ATI mobility Radeon 4650. I booted 9.04 on the laptop, and it seemed to work fine except of the green glitched marks at the top of the screen in the beginning. Another problem that I had was that the only resolution option that it was giving me was 1024x768 even though on XP, I am running it at 1366x768. I was wondering what the problem is that is causing this. Also, what changes should I be making so that the linux runs smoothly? Thanks
 
Old 09-03-2009, 11:50 AM   #5
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Hi!

1024x768 means that your system is most likely using default VGA driver.

Get ATI Catalyst driver here:

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...7&lang=English

Looks like it should work with any Linix distribution (you didn't mention which one you are using).

Also, if you your laptop has 64-bit CPU, and you INSTALLED (you are not ruunning it from Live CD, are you?) 64-bit Linux, then BEFORE you install this driver, you MUST insatll 32-bit base packages from your Linux CD and kernel source code too.
 
  


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