Greetings and salutations fellow travelers! I also had two driver issues with the default install of 9.10 (my first venture into the world of nix) however all that it took to solve them both was one post in the ubuntu user forums followed by copy/pasting instructions from the replies i received. Total time from noticing problems after install to rebooting perfectly configured ubuntu ? 40 minutes. Total effort? minimal. Price? $0. Value of having jumped in the Linux pool? Priceless Definitely don't let a little snag scare you off, you'll be amazed what your missing.
Also i was VERY pleased to find a fantastic customization community thriving!