No drivers from the manufacturer under Ubuntu?

Hello. I'd like to try to migrate to Ubuntu from Windows, but the drivers on the manufacturer's website for Ubuntu no, although the subsection is, and my laptop model (Dell Vostro 3568) you can find in the configuration with Ubuntu. Please tell me what should I do in this situation?
March 19th 20 at 08:25
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March 19th 20 at 08:27
drivers are "in box" together with the kernel Linux.

here for example the contents of the package additional kernel modules linux-modules-extra-generic
all that is in the directory kernel/drivers are just kernel modules with specific iron the code - in common driver :)

in Linux in General, almost all comes in the box along with the operating system in the repository.
there is almost everything available under the operating system, software, and plus more with updates.

although of course support for Linux from hardware manufacturers is weaker :(
March 19th 20 at 08:29
Put Ubuntu not worried, the driver in the box
Sorry, but what do you mean by 'driver in a box'? Often seen this expression, but do not fully understand. In the box with the Ubuntu OS? - Garnet_Mertz commented on March 19th 20 at 08:32
@Garnet_Mertzin the bucket built all (or nearly all) wood. Especially if it is sold with bubuntu. Just take the distrib - and put. - Graham.Feil69 commented on March 19th 20 at 08:35
March 19th 20 at 08:31
In linux particularly in ubuntu there is no such thing as a driver, at least you want to look for something to install on the order of less and often not required. Is windows installing the driver for each USB drive...

Almost all the hardware supported by the linux kernel and if there is no support, in a simple version of this sentence. No practice binary driver as is customary in windows, because the binary driver as a module linked to the kernel version for which it was gathered, often from the kernel very much depends, for example, associated libraries and utilities in General, like a snowball, you can read as toil the owners of any Malinki and other arm soc boards, due to the fact that manufacturers are violating the license of linux and the source is clamped, the normal drivers for video acceleration is not there.

If this iron is even sold with ubuntu then you do have to worry about drivers will not have a regular install iso and all.
Oh, well! Thank you very much for the detailed answer, then try to install - Garnet_Mertz commented on March 19th 20 at 08:34
>there is no such thing as a driver
ORLY? What, then, is 40% nuclear patches?

And the hardware is supported not all, not all, especially laptops. - Hazel_Volkm commented on March 19th 20 at 08:37
I about it have written in terminology a driver is something that can be fed to the operating system and it will work, provided the right version, which change not so often (winxp -> win7 -> win8/10).

In linux version and incompatibility is so frequent that it is almost impossible to slip the compiled kernel module and using its library (which carry the necessary functionality for the device) to the kernel version number a little bit from that for which the module was assembled. - stewart.Boyle58 commented on March 19th 20 at 08:40
March 19th 20 at 08:33
Will add to other responses. If some piece of hardware didn't start out of the box, for example, may be WLAN, on the website of the manufacturer of a piece of iron to look for a proprietary driver for your OS.
March 19th 20 at 08:35
To put Ubuntu.

And to dance a jig and look for firewood to start when something really doesn't work. In most cases all starts "escalope". Especially if the laptop is sold with bubuntu.
March 19th 20 at 08:37
In Ubuntu all driver normal already. But personally, I had Samsung additionally install drivers for the graphics card if you geforce. That came by default with the OS a bit conflicted with iron (in some games does not turn on the mode "full screen" after sleep mode does not always "Wake up" the laptop and something else on the little things there). But this is a new laptop old one was, the memory is only 1 Gig, and Ubuntu 12 a version only flown it, later OS from scratch worked.
The best option for machines with 1GB or less, if necessary, the latest versions of linux is gentoo, collected graphics subsystem with awsome as ui 65мб occupies in ram (~150 if there is something like xfce), if you use ubuntu or xubuntu, they will eat in the order of 500mb. - stewart.Boyle58 commented on March 19th 20 at 08:40
@stewart.Boyle58, then I installed Debian and the environment mate. All was fine. On gentoo I did not dare, though, and kept an eye on him and arch. - claud_Bi commented on March 19th 20 at 08:43
without gentoo using debootstrap manually to collect the required set of tools, it is also the size of the distribution will reduce, but actually with gentoo (and arch) will be easier ;) - stewart.Boyle58 commented on March 19th 20 at 08:46
March 19th 20 at 08:39
Zapustas with the stick to make sure all the wood is there))). And there already on a situation, or sets, or reboot back into Windows how to make a bootable USB flash drive knows Google

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