I'm running code that works with MODIS HDF4 datasets on a Debian Linux distribution. I am also running this code on a Windows machine. On both the Windows and the Linux machines, I have the most recent GDAL version (gdal 1.11.1, np19py27_1), however on the Linux machine, GDAL doesn't seem to recognize HDF4 Drivers... it won't load or process any of the HDF4 datasets that are easily processed on the Windows machine (unfortunately this machine doesn't have enough space to run the full code).
Has anyone else encountered this problem? Do I need to install an additional module on the Linux system?