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Solution : Install driver for touchpad or disable it in bios.

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I ran into some problems installing VGA driver on a ASUS G73J notebook. After a fresh installation of Windows 7 32 bit (not the supplied 64 bit), I tried to install the ATI driver from ATI (Mobility version 10.7 both the full package and only the display driver).

Skip to the end if you’re just interested in the solution…

I don’t know if this was wrong, maybe I should have tried the file on ASUS page first. Well, after first installing the whole package, the driver did not install. Then I tried to install the driver from Asus (Version V8.683.0.0), with the same result.
I also tried  letting Windows search for it automatically, but that didn’t work. Then I tried to install it  manually by using the “Have disk” option in control panel. That didn’t work for the ASUS driver, but it worked for the CL102494.inf file (from \Packages\Drivers\Display\W76A_INF catalogue,  I don’t know if this is the correct one as it’s one more .inf in that folder that seems to work).
This now gave me a list of gpu’s to select from. However 6 different rows where listed for the Radion 5800 (but all hade the same name). I tried the first, and that did work.
I’ve checked inside the inf file, and there is only 3 listed rows (“ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series” = ati2mtag_Evergreen, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6898
“ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series ” = ati2mtag_Evergreen, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6899
“ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series  ” = ati2mtag_Evergreen, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_689E), so I’m not sure I selected the correct one.

Solution:
Googling some more on the issue (check this post: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6471741&postcount=4) I found out that you can edit the .inf install files yourself. Doing so on the unpacked files from version of the ATI mobility driver version 10.7, was successful. You’re supposed to edit both CL102494.inf  and CW102494.inf (in the C:\ATI\Support\10-7_vista32_win7_32_dd\Packages\Drivers\Display\W7_INF folder). I added this line to them:
“ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series ASUS G73J” = ati2mtag_Evergreen, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68A0
just above this line:
“ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series” = ati2mtag_Evergreen, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6898
I got the device id (DEV_68A0) from the report generated when installing catalyst.

This was then manually installed by using the “Have disk” option in control panel (like above), and selecting the new “ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series ASUS G73J” entry in the list..


Hopefully ASUS and ATI releases a new driver soon without any problems…

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Hipporemote for Iphone

The hipporemote for Iphone is a wireless mouse/keyboard combination. I have and older rf-keyboard for my htpc, but it’s not working very well. I thought of buying a blutooth keyboard, but then I downloaded this app. The mouse works as trackpad and the keyboard as the built in on-screen keyboard on Iphone. It works great and saved me some bucks!

Btw, this text was written using Hipporemote!

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