I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my home pc ( the pc can't boot from usb and it doesn't have a working DVD reader so i can't install 13.04 , it's 8 years old) The pc has a 3 ghz pentium 4 cpu and a Nvidia FX5500 graphics card. I updated it with the latest fixes and decided to start upgrading to 12.10 and 13.04. During the upgrade it warned me that i might have stability issues with my GPU. After the upgrade , lightdm would no longer start and instead it would drop to a random color background with just a cursor. I've read that the 173 driver for this card is incompatible with the latest xorg version but i've seen 13.04 work with other cards under the 173 driver before , so why does the FX5500 have issues. Also even in 12.04 i have minimum desktop effects even though the card is fully capable of running them.
PS: Since everything else works good in 12.04 , I could just stick with it , but is there ANY chance of a fix in future releases until support ends for 12.04