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I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my averatec laptop, 3200 series. On first run, I got a message that said there were difficulties with firmware, and that I should go to a specific net location and download specific stuff. When I went to get paper to copy the message, it disappeared, and has not reappeared.

desktop now opens in recovery mode, and nothing seems to be working well.

Anyone know what I should be doing?

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