I am using Ubuntu 12.10 currently. I have an ATI Mobility Radeon graphic card in my laptop. My laptop has heating problem. Laptop fan is always on. When I searched on the Internet, I found that this could be because of my graphic card driver.
On further searching, I found out about proprietary and open source drivers. Could someone tell me the pros and cons of both type of drivers? I want to know which driver I should install.
lspci -nn | grep VGA is
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV710 [Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 Series] [1002:9553]