On my new Xfce-17.1-32bit install I'm having issues scrolling on the internet. I was using Mate 13 and it was better, went back to see how much better, and can't go online with the outdated Firefox? How are people supposed to try these out if they can't go online?
By creating a Flash drive installer & leave some space for persistence, this will allow one to update Firefox to the latest version. Just update what's needed to test drive the OS (including Flash), not over 1GB of updates, unless one's using a 8GB Flash drive or larger, which still won't be fully used, as the persistence is limited to 4GiB (imposed limit for FAT32).
I've used a 2GB SD card for this purpose & was able to create nearly a 500MiB persistence file & still use this card attached to a USB card reader for all of my Linux installs for the last couple of years. If there wasn't a limit of one for the 99 cent sale, would have purchased 5 of the SD cards, these are neat to test drive & install Linux with.
Just be sure to remove the Medibuntu repositories from the updater for version 13, otherwise there will be errors, it's no longer maintained.
As to your graphics card, while I've installed Windows & Linux OS's on many computers, have never ran across this card, so cannot comment on it. Though I believe it was covered in some of your other Topics pertaining to that computer.
I say try 17.1 & work backwards, you can also try version 17 before the 17.1 upgrade. All of the other versions (14 through 16) are unsupported. 13, 17 & 17.1 are the only supported ones left. On that notebook, I suggest either XFCE or MATE. You can try KDE, though it's a bit more graphic heavy (due to the eye candy) than the others. Forget Cinnamon, while it may install & you can use the computer, I just don't believe your graphic card is up to the task. Heck, even my 2011 model MSI with dual graphic cards (Intel HD Graphics & NVIDIA Geforce GT425M) didn't like that version too good.