Link to the wiki for u36sd
So it turns out that I had a usb 3.0 problem with mine so I do not know when or even if I will be getting a u36sd with ubuntu.
Works out of the box
Audio out port
Video (without desktop effects)
WiFi switch (Fn+F2)
Brightness control (Fn+F5/F6)
LCD on/off switch (Fn+F8)
Multitouch touchpad (two finger scrolling, activate via System Settings)
Intel Turbo Boost (to test, run turbostat from the package acpidump)
Does not work out of the box
Volume control (Fn+F10/F11/F12)
Multimedia controls (Fn+Up/Down/Left/Right)
Helpful Tips and Tweaks
Unity 3D and Nvidia graphics support: Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT install the Nvidia graphics drivers. It will not work.
1. use this to disable the nvidia gpu and just use the intel gpu.
2. Install bumblebee/Ironhide for dual graphics support.
How to fix webcam orientation. Follow the instructions here to fix webcam orientation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the Nvidia Graphics drivers work? No they will not. Nvidia is not supporting Optimus in Linux so the official Nvidia drivers will not work with this laptop. Do NOT install them, it will only create problems. The only way to make use of the Nvidia graphics card in Linux is to use Bumblebee/Ironhide otherwise you are stuck using the Intel hd3000 that is integrated with the cpu.
If anyone has a u36sd already please post what works/what doesn't work and any extra configuration/tweaks you had to do to get things to work properly. I will add your advice and instructions to this main post so we can make a comprehensive guide for other owners.
Martin Juhl - Bumblebee/Ironhide (http://www.martin-juhl.dk/)