Drivers in Linux

Kim Briggs patiodragon at
Tue Jun 3 00:42:14 UTC 2008

On 6/1/08, Sam Albers <tonightsthenight at> wrote:
> *Apologies in advance if this is the inappropriate place to ask this
> question*
> I am looking for direction in terms of how do I make Ubuntu support my
> hardware with Linux compatible drivers. I am about to make the switch from
> Vista to Ubuntu but I am not sure how to ensure that all my hardware
> functions properly. Should I seek out the drivers before installing Ubuntu
> and then be able to have them ready to install? Basically, I am looking for
> the smoothest transition from a Vista based machine to Ubuntu! Thanks!
Putting a copy of the "live" CD seems to be the easiest way to test.
It will be up to date and very specific to your machine.

The default ISO image of Ubuntu is a live CD.  Just pay attention to
the menu when you boot up the machine.  The default is something like
"try out / test Ubuntu".


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