Hi all, this question is more out of curiosity as my laptop seems to be working OK.
This is a dual core, 2GHz , and 4GB RAM Compaq
I just did a fresh install of 12.10.
In System Settings> Details it shows "Graphics Unknown". (screenshot)
I know that this card can only use the open source driver but you would think that the system would show you the correct information.
description: VGA compatible controller
product: RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=radeon latency=64
resources: irq:43 memory:c0000000-c7ffffff memory:d0400000-d040ffff ioport:4000(size=256) memory:d0500000-d05fffff