Originally Posted by stress_junkie
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?
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.
Thanks for checking!
Indeed I ommited many details
I downloaded Catalysts driver from the site you mentioned (http://support/amd/...):
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.