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Free drivers for ATI Radeon HD 4890 included in Mandriva 2009.1 didn’t support yet 3D acceleration.
The privative ATI driver (fglrx) included in Mandriva 2009.1 is Catalyst 9.4. It can be set in drakx11 after configuring the non-free repository. However, that version didn’t fully support 4890 card (seems to work fine, but there is a “watermark” in the lower right corner telling that the card is not supported).
Catalyst 9.5 and later officially support 4890 card, but they must be installed manually.
Mandriva 2009.1 Free tries to use “radeonhd” free driver with ATI Radeon HD 4890. However, the radeonhd version included didn’t support yet the 4890 card. You have to explicitly set the “ati” free driver (called “radeon” in drakx11) to be used.