Does Ubuntu require special drivers?

Richard Ibbotson richard.ibbotson at
Wed Nov 29 10:46:18 UTC 2006


> 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?

It should work but you might find that although the Acer works fine with
most GNU/Linux distributions it might be that your own hardware might need a
ceratin type of driver.  Look at the web pages above to find out more.

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