Mike Wall, a very bright guy from AMD, just forwarded this to me. I figured it couldn’t hurt to put it here:
If anyone has an Athlon 64 Emachines M6805, M6809, M6811 notebook and you’re running 64-bit Windows, here is how to get the ATI graphic driver to work properly:
http://www.notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=74785 (thanks to an AMD Forum user for posting the link)
I used this procedure with the brand new Catalyst 5.7 x64 driver from the ATI web site, and it works great! After patching the .inf file and installing the driver, I could then install the Control Panel (note: that’s Control Panel, not Catalyst Control Center) and it enabled PowerPlay, SmartGart, and the other ATI features. And the notebook now supports the native 1280×800 rez, and it gets all the nice performance enhancements and bug fixes ATI implemented in the latest driver.
FINALLY a fully working graphic driver for this fine notebook!