I have the ATI Mobility Radeon X1800 graphics card and i can't seem to install new drivers.
I had old drivers (from 2006) and when I tried to install a new it gave me an error message saying that the driver wasn't compatible with my hardware or OS even though I checked that the driver was for my graphics card and OS.
Eventually I tried uninstalled my old drivers in case they were messing up installing the new ones, but it didn't help.
Does anyone know how to fix this or have a similar problem.
Thats because newer drivers are indeed not compatable with your chipset. ATI removed anything before the 2xxx series to legacy support at around 9.2 i thing it was. They still link you to newer drivers whan you go through the selection process on the web site which is very bad in my view.
When you try to get legacy drivers it asks you to log in but dosent give you a link if you are not a member of whatever it is you need to be one of which is also bad.
I checked the laptop vendor (fujitsu siemens) but they only have really old ones there (6.9 from 2006).
Could you tell me how to mod the .inf file from the desktop drivers? Do I have to mod the file in the temporary folder when i run the .exe, because I can't install the normal drivers (tells me that it is the wrong hardware).
then you need to find the part with all of the device entries (look like this: "Radeon X1800 Series" = ati2mtag_R520, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_7100)
"Radeon X1800 Mobility Series" = ati2mtag_R520, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_7100
then look up the video card under conteol panel->administrative tools->computer management->Device Manager->display adapters
right click on the display adapter (the video card should be the only one) go to properties
detail tab, change the drop down box from device description to Compatible Id's
find the line that looks like this "PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_XXXX" where XXXX is a number
change the new line number after DEV_ to the one found("Radeon X1800 Mobility Series" = ati2mtag_R520, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_7100)
(ie change the 7100 to the number found)