Im not really clued up with Linux but do use PCLinux 2008 (LOS) now and again on a test machine.
Played with Kubuntu for a little while and could not get along with it.
LOS has plenty of drivers within itself,and maybe better for you.
What drivers are you trying to load ?
There is a bunch of Linux experts that will help you further,lookout for Lastchip and Octal to mention two of the bunch.
Just curious,is it a wireless card driver you are trying to install ?