Catalyst Beta Driver for Windows Vista Build 5308

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Feedback:
    ATI Usability Feedback: This is your opportunity to provide us with feedback
    that will help improve software and driver usability


    ATI is one of the first graphic providers to make a 64-bit driver that
    supports the Longhorn Display Driver Model (LDDM) – the Microsoft Vista
    revolutionary graphic driver standard – as well as the first to provide LDDM
    drivers for integrated graphics processors. By making LDDM drivers available
    more than a full year prior to Windows Vista release, ATI provides
    developers with a stable, feature-enabled and performance-optimized platform
    for application development. ATI is also the first to provide Catalyst®
    Windows Vista driver feedback via our Catalyst® Crew Feedback program.

    Read the rest here:
    https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&questionID=19933
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 13, 2006
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Whoops, double post :eek:p But useful information none the less :eek:)

    --
    Zack Whittaker
    Microsoft Beta (Windows Server R2 Beta Mentor)
    » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
    » MSBlog on ResDev: http://msblog.resdev.net
    » ZackNET Forum: www.zacknet.co.uk/forum
    » VistaBase: www.vistabase.co.uk
    » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
    of my employer, best friend, mother or cat. Let's be clear on that one!


    --- Original message follows ---
     
    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 13, 2006
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. hmm, OE crashed when I tried to post the first time. I apologise.
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 13, 2006
    #3
  4. Not a prob :eek:)

    --
    Zack Whittaker
    Microsoft Beta (Windows Server R2 Beta Mentor)
    » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
    » MSBlog on ResDev: http://msblog.resdev.net
    » ZackNET Forum: www.zacknet.co.uk/forum
    » VistaBase: www.vistabase.co.uk
    » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
    of my employer, best friend, mother or cat. Let's be clear on that one!


    --- Original message follows ---
     
    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 13, 2006
    #4
  5. Deansweb2004|NT, Mar 13, 2006
    #5
  6. How good is this driver? I have a Radeon 9550 kicking around that I might
    try it out with.
     
    Gordon R. Speirs, Mar 14, 2006
    #6
  7. Well for me the X800XT worked perfectly before installing the drivers and
    now its very sluggish so I think I might just have to go through the pains
    of removing it.
    --
    Tekguru (Daron Brewood)
    MS-MVP/Mobile Devices

    Webmaster: UKs largest Pocket PC Site
    http://www.4WinMobile.com
     
    Tekguru (Daron Brewood), Mar 14, 2006
    #7
  8. Good news, thanks!
     
    Riccardo Cretti, Mar 14, 2006
    #8
  9. Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

    Tomaz Cerar Guest

    Hello,
    I have Toshiba P30 laptop with mobility RADEON 9700 64M ram. I tried to
    install the driver and it went fine. Then I had to reboot the computer. And
    then when it tired to initialize the graphic I got BSOD.
    If you need any more info on my hardware setup feel free to contact me.

    cheers,
    Toma¾
     
    Tomaz Cerar, Mar 18, 2006
    #9
  10. Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

    Kevin Hsu Guest

    I'm having trouble installing the Catalyst Vista 5308 drivers. I am following
    the directions in the install notes, but when it tries to install, the
    installer just waits forever until I cancel out of it (the installer UI is
    still responsive). My Radeon 9550 256MB card seems to had default drivers
    installed by build 5308, so I already do get the Aero Glass effects, but I'd
    like to test ATI's drivers.

    Anyone suffering from the same problem?
     
    Kevin Hsu, Apr 5, 2006
    #10
  11. If there are any .INF files, try right clicking on them and selecting
    "Install". I had a trouble with some drivers of a previous build, and this
    did the trick for me :eek:)

    --
    Zack Whittaker
    » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
    » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
    » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
    » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
    of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    that up!

    --: Original message follows :--
     
    Zack Whittaker, Apr 5, 2006
    #11
  12. Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

    Tony Guest

    If you have the vista ATI drivers installed then the ATI drivers will not
    install.
    You must set it as VGA drivers.
     
    Tony, Apr 5, 2006
    #12
  13. Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

    Kevin Hsu Guest

    Thanks! I'll try that out (though I dread seeing Vista in VGA mode, even for
    a little while :) )
     
    Kevin Hsu, Apr 5, 2006
    #13
  14. Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

    Kevin Hsu Guest

    So, I tried what you suggested last night and now I'm in worse shape than
    before. I set the driver to VGA and attempted to install the new ATI beta
    catalyst drivers for Vista, and it still gave the same problem. I then booted
    into safe mode and attempted it, and attempting the driver installation gave
    me a slightly different error - it said there's an error adding the drivers
    to the driver store.

    Finally, after giving up on the beta Catalyst Vista drivers, I found that I
    couldn't get Vista back to my original config. The built-in Radeon Vista
    drivers are no longer there! So, at this point, I'm stuck in VGA mode :-(

    Am I just out of luck or is any of this a known problem to ATI and/or MS?

    -Kevin
     
    Kevin Hsu, Apr 6, 2006
    #14
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.