I have been struggling to install Ubuntu on my shiny new Asus UX32VD (Zenbook) for a while. There were the usual set of problems with 12.04 (suspend/resume, some keys not working, right mouse pad key not working) so I switched to 12.10 beta. Suspend/resume never worked with 12.10 either and nomodeset option needed to be specified for the boot loader but I waited patiently for the final release and updated the 12.10 beta daily.
Around October 8, after an update the beta could not boot anymore, it froze at the Ubuntu title page (after all the 4 white dots turned to red). I continued updating the packages daily from the command prompt but I never managed to get the graphical environment to run again. I decided to wait for the release, thinking that I might have run into a beta release update problem.
Then yesterday the 12.10 release arrived and I am sad to declare that the release does exactly the same thing, booting from the CD. If I choose Try Ubuntu at boot time and specify nomodeset for the boot loader, the boot progresses until the Ubuntu logo/four red dots then freezes. Without nomodeset the screen stays black and nothing is displayed during boot.
Any idea, how to get Ubuntu running on Asus UX32VD? It has a Windows7 installation and that works fine.