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We have a computer graphics project and we need to use opengl 3.1 or above versions with the shaders.

I have toshiba a200 with ati radeon hd 2600 graphic card. my friends with same graphic cards but different brand notebook could update and run opengl 3.1. However when I tried to install the driver from the amd website, I got this error

"ATI Catalyst Mobility cannot be downloaded due to incompatable hardware/software on your computer. Your computer does not contain a proper graphics adapter."   

Do you know any solutions? If I bought a notebook with same devices but not a Toshiba, I probably could start my work...

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migrated from Oct 26 '11 at 20:55

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Is there a way to install amd's driver? – utkucan Oct 26 '11 at 20:20
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Normally when you can't install the generic graphics drivers for your card from the graphics OEM that means you have to get the newest driver from your PC manufacturer. I had this issue with an ATi 9200 Mobility ages ago on an old Sony VAIO. The ATi driver would not install unless I downloaded the "special" driver from Sony's support site.

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Toshiba moved A series notebooks to archive, so I dont think they will release a new driver. – utkucan Oct 26 '11 at 20:20

You should confirm that is the actual graphics card your friend is using. According to AMD's specifications, it's compatible up to OpenGL 3.1.

OpenGL 3.1 support

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Those specs are for the desktop cards, not the "Mobility Radeon" notebook GPUs. – Ben Voigt Mar 2 '14 at 0:00

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