ATI HD 4650 (RV730) driver ?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sat Jan 2 14:02:05 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 02:02:51PM +0100, beni at wrote:
> Hi,
> Just had to buy a new graphics card. Burned the previous
> one.
> I got myself an ATI Radeon HD4650 with a RV730 chipset.
> According to their wiki ( it
> should work without any problem with the radeonhd driver...
> Yeah...
> By the way, the card works marvelously with windows xp and
> with ubuntu 9.10 (with Catalyst, but hey, it works in
> 2048x1152 on my 23" screen).

> I tried modifying xorg.conf but neither the radeon or the
> radeonhd driver seem to work.

You need to have the drm.ko and radeon.ko module loaded (or built into the
kernel) for this card to work properly. IIRC, you must be on at least 7-STABLE
or 8.0-RELEASE.

My laptop has a 'Mobility Radeon HD 4650' and it works fine with the
xf86-video-ati-6.12.4 driver on 8.0-RELEASE amd64.

section "device"
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "radeon"
        VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
        BoardName   "M96 [Mobility Radeon HD 4650]"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"

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