I have had a major issue once I installed Ubuntu 13.10. I noticed that my performance was slow and it appeared to me that I needed to install my drivers. So as most people do I go look for a quick, easy, and fast, solution. So I came here and after reading around they said to type a few things in the terminal, and also looking around I noticed a lot of people say "Go look in system settings and look for the Additional Drivers tab and all of your drivers should be all waiting for you on a silver platter waiting to update." I went to this magical place they spoke of and it showed that "No additional Drivers are available." So I go and look on the askUbuntu and go to this link and I did everything for the 64x system to install drivers. And nothing really seemed to be off or anything bad, I actually got really excited because I did not see any errors in the terminal (could just be me being oblivious) So I go and look at my Graphics Card again in the "About This Computer" and it still says I have "Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880, now I know for sure I have a AMD Radeon HD 4200 graphics card, and if Ubuntu is saying that I have some Gallium thing, (This is where I got lost) Do I update the drivers for this Gallium thing that just appeared as my so called graphics card? (Hopefully not) Or do I look for more ways to update my graphics card? Now I have heard a few things about proprietary and open source graphic drivers. Either way guys I am very VERY lost and confused and a tad bit scared, so I would love if you helped me out.
TL;DR Graphics Card Driver = BAD, Send help!
Here are some system information just incase some of you need it.
Memory: 3.6 GiB (I have 4 installed I don’t know why it is showing 3.6)
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) X2 521 Processor × 2 (Maybe the only thing right on this new install of Ubuntu, no offence I love it just I’m confused.)
Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880 (I actually have a ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 Series)
OS type: 64-bit
Disk: 980.4 GB (Again I have one terabyte as my hard drive, I may just be a derp and that is a terabyte in GB's, but I failed to start a new problem for myself by investigating this.)
Since this is my problem and you guys are here to help me out of your own free goodwill then I have the obligation to help you help me, I will give you any information, and I hope to get to the bottom of this. (I never type this much, unless it is an essay, and barely when I have those.) Also if there is another thread like this then I am very sorry, my forum etiquette is not the best.