I have an ATR-2500 Mic and a Wacom Intuos Tablet. Both do not work on my Operating system (Linux Mint) when I plug them in. When I tried plugging them in on my brother's Operating System, which was practically the same, it works. I assumed it could be the hardware, but the devices work on Windows (I dualboot).
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 28da:1102 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 056a:033c Wacom Co., Ltd Bus 001 Device 006: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Card Reader/Writer Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:b739 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Bus 001 Device 004: ID 28da:3101 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
From that, it is clear that it is not a problem with FINDING the devices. Also, if the drivers automatically install on the exact same operating system, then it should work. What I theorized was that it bugged when installing the OS. There were lots of bugs that I had to fix, for example, the sound and graphics card. It's not my sound card's fault either; My Microphone has a little slot for headphones, so you can hear your voice while recording, so when I plugged in an audio to audio cord into it, it did send sound back into the computer. The sound, however was extremely low quality, and had a strange vibrating in the background.