Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
Most of the time, sound & video cards wont be supported (OOB) without getting down n dirty with the command line.
I'm not sure on sound cards but most recent GPUs work very easily by visiting the device manager and installing from there. Under Ubuntu or its family of distros this usually means your not getting the very latest driver, but it works. Especially if we're talking Nvidia.

As for sound, I don't have a sound card but my USB M-Audio MobilePre II works fine with nothing else installed.