I'm on an oldish laptop, HP Pavilion zv5000, 3.0 ghz cpu, ~1gb memory, with an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 video card. I just migrated to Ubuntu Maverick after a windows trojan fiasco. Everything is great except for the video performance. The default gui is slow and loads the cpu quite a bit, scrolling is choppy, flash movies lag. I've heard that installing the fglrx ATI proprietary drivers may fix this, but there is a problem. According to thinkwiki (http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ATI_Mobility_Radeon_9000) the latest fglrx version to support the Mobility Radeon 9000 is 8.28.8. But this version won't even install on Maverick, and even if it did it apparently does not support kernels newer than 2.6.17. I have two questions:
1. What might be some ways to improve visual performance with this card in Ubuntu Maverick?
2. When it comes to fglrx 8.28.8, is there a way to force it to install and work under Maverick? What gives me hope is a patch posted by zasf a few years back that forces the drivers to install under Dapper with kernel >= 2.6.17 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=240892). But the patch doesn't apply to later releases. Does anyone know how something similar might be done under Maverick?