Home Learn Linux Linux Answers Drivers If I install Linux on My laptop would the drivers work?
  • Linux doesn't work like Windows, where you have to install various drivers. In Linux many "drivers" are already installed in the Kernel. The two usual differences to this are often Video and/or Wifi where Linux proprietary drives have to be installed. So to cut a long story short, it will probably just work in Linux. The way to test this is to use a Linux LiveCD first. If it works, it works.

    Answered by arochester
    7 months ago
    0 0
  • I've had great success with Mint and Zorin both as far as drivers go.
    They both worked on one of the hardest laptops (in my opinion) to get to work, the Toshiba. Once Linux was installed all the buttons for web surfinf and dvd playing worked. In fact, better than they did in Windows.

    Try it out an see.

    Answered by dday35216
    7 months ago
    0 0
  • yes many drivers for hardware are either already embedded in linux and most of them are open source. I have had great success with ubuntu 14.04 supporting wlan, ethernet, bluetooth and mostly all of the component hardware.

    Answered by yashozzy
    6 months ago
    0 0
Please register/login to answer this question. Click here to login
Similar Questions Found
Questions from category Drivers

Upcoming Linux Foundation Courses

  1. LFD312 Developing Applications For Linux
    16 Feb » 20 Feb - Atlanta - GA
  2. LFD331 Developing Linux Device Drivers
    16 Feb » 20 Feb - San Jose - CA
  3. LFS220 Linux System Administration
    16 Feb » 19 Feb - Virtual

View All Upcoming Courses

Community Answers - Search

Who we are ?

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to the growth of Linux.

More About the foundation...

Frequent Questions

Join / Linux Training / Board