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Old 04-12-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
Lola Kews
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Installing Kbuntu and driver question?

I am nearing the end of putting together my new Linux/Ubuntu system and have a question concerning loading Ubuntu and drivers.

When one is ready to load and run Ubuntu do you load the drivers first (CD's) that came with the "parts", these seem to be "Windows" drivers, or do you just load Linux distro and then what?
Old 04-12-2011, 01:16 PM   #2
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You install Ubuntu first. If restricted drivers are required (or desired) for your hardware then you can install them after Ubuntu is installed and running.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:42 PM   #3
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As a rule, you don't install drivers in Linux. In about ten years of using Linux the only driver I have ever installed is the propriety Nvidia graphics driver. I believe that these days Ubuntu will offer to install that if necessary.
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