I recently got a new laptop and installed 12.04.1 on it. I am have some annoyances and issues and I want to see if I can find the root cause (and maybe submit bug report/patches). Where would I begin to debug a problem? I am sure it depends heavily on what type of problem I have but are there any general places to look?
My first issue is when the screen turns off for power-save, it does not come back on. My workaround is to suspend and then wake it up. When I unlock it after it wakes up, I can see that the keys I pressed to wake it up were registered by the active application. So the computer is alive, just the screen is not on.
My second issue is the USB-to-Ethernet adapter turns off after a while. The connection drops and the light turns off. If I unplug it and plug it back in, Ubuntu recognizes it and enables the wired connection.
The third problem is the WiFi is disabled after a suspend. I have to click on the network manager and enable wireless before it will pickup the wireless networks. The last couple days this one hasn't happened, so something could have fixed it.
Any pointers for debugging theses issues? I am a computer engineering student and I know programming and have some knowledge of Linux but not too much.