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ok. I'm sorry for all of the edits, but upon further research I have decided to completely overhaul how I am asking my question and what I am asking. Thank @StephenMyall for making me see some sense, because if I hadn't done this I never would have gotten an answer for this.

ok, In any case, here goes: I have a radeon x1200. @StephenMyall linked to a guide on how to install current ati catalyst drivers, and 2xxx-4xxx legacy drivers in 12.10. That did not work for me mainly because I need to install the legacy drivers 9.3. It says on the ATI website that 9.3 is only compatable with x.org 6.7-7.4.

So my question is this: How would I downgrade to x.org 7.4, what would this effect, and would there be a better option that might get me better performance than the native drivers, like the proprietary 9.3 legacy drivers.

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Look here askubuntu.com/questions/124292/… –  Stephen Myall Dec 6 '12 at 10:50
    
Not quite sure how to reply to comments, but that is the workaround that I mentioned that made my computer explode. I will try it again though. –  Jaclyn Dec 6 '12 at 11:02
    
@StephenMyall Tried to do the workaround up there, but I got code jaclyn@ubuntu:~$ sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh [sudo] password for jaclyn: jaclyn@ubuntu:~$ sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh [sudo] password for jaclyn: sh: 0: Can't open /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh jaclyn@ubuntu:~$ I will not be continuing with that guide. I opened up the /usr/share folder and there is no folder named ati sh: 0: Can't open /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh jaclyn@ubuntu:~$ code So I won't be doing that guide. I checked and there is no ati folder in /usr/share –  Jaclyn Dec 6 '12 at 11:14
    
I think you should reword your question, instead of "What is the Best Ati Radeon x1200 drivers for 12.10", it should be What is the correct Ati Radeon for you machine" That would be a better starting point. if you dont your question is unanswerable and will solicit opinion and NOT fact –  Stephen Myall Dec 6 '12 at 11:34
    
@StephenMyall I found some drivers that support ATI Legacy models like the Radeon X1xxx series. [url=askubuntu.com/questions/217514/… is a great option that I've found.[/url] I dunno. I think it might be something nice to add in addition to your bit about 2xxx-4xxx. Anyway. It won't let me answer my own question, so you can answer it, or I can after I sleep. –  Jaclyn Dec 6 '12 at 15:16

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After stumbling around some more I finally found a great driver that is compatible with 12.10 and supports Ati 12xx series cards. The Gallium drivers are working great so far, and I have not had to downgrade x.org or anything. I used the guide here: How do I install Gallium3d Drivers in Ubuntu 12.10?

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