Does Ubuntu require special drivers?

Peter Boholdt boholdt at
Wed Nov 29 10:28:06 UTC 2006

I'm brand new to Ubuntu but very keen on trying it.

I'm using an Acer Aspire notebook and only have drivers for Windows XP with which it was delivered.

After installing Ubuntu, how does the operating system communicate with the hardware? Does it require special drivers to be installed?

Your advice is much appreciated. Thank you.

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