Bios is updating ec firmware
After losing sleep messing around with this thing since Monday.
New computers these days have a technically and somewhat different kind of Firmware called UEFI or EFI.
Now, if I could only get the built-in microphone working, and the multi-touch capability in the touchpad!
Oh, and the brightness controls are completely whacked, too, they don't work properly and Ubuntu doesn't memorize the way you have your brightness set.
The only caveat is that I am only to connect to wireless at work which has no encryption, at home using my router that has dd-wrt I cannot get it to connect. The windows xp driver that I used with the ndiswrapper is available from the ASUS support site.
I didn't have the time to troubleshoot that today: When I do an lspci this is the output that I get for the wireless .0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Wireless Lan Driver for Win XP (Wlan: NE785H_GE112H) I haven't tried the madwifi as I was working on this late. Took some hints from the link below and other forum posts.Toshiba provides this information "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.