From Maties Ubuntu
During installation Ubuntu attempts to detect all the hardware and configures the hardware using available open source drivers (commonly called kernel modules) with the most reliable settings. Click on a link below to do more specific hardware setups.
Visit: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-help/hardware.html for hardware help.
Visit: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification for officially supported hardware
Visit: http://odm.ubuntu.com if you intend to use Ubuntu on your own custom designed hardware