2.3. Peripherals and Other Hardware
Linux supports a large variety of hardware devices such as mice,
printers, scanners, PCMCIA and USB devices. However, most of these
devices are not required while installing the system.
USB hardware generally works fine, only some
USB keyboards may require additional configuration
(see Section 22.214.171.124, “USB BIOS support and keyboards”).
Again, see the
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO
to determine whether your specific hardware is supported by Linux.