Yesterday I purchased a new toshiba netbook NB255-N250. I got it home and ran it through it's paces with a bootable USB key (10.04 netbook remix) I was really impressed with ubuntu (I'm new to this) and excited to ditch windows. Everything worked fine (everything I could think of to test atleast) Including the wireless internet. So I went ahead and shut the computer down, restarted it and used the USB key to install 10.04 as dual boot.
When ubuntu came up the keyboard was all screwed up. It took me a while to realize that the Fn key was acting like it was being pressed down. And The wireless did not work either.
I've since restored the computer to a disk image taken before the install (image of a virgin unused system (windows 7) btw) The wireless now does not work using 10.04 or windows 7 now. 10.04 says it's not present and cant find the hardware. Windows says it's turned off, and needs to be turned on. I've un-installed the drivers and reinstalled to no avail (wireless is an atheros AR9285). The Fn key works. But trying to turn the wireless on/off with the Fn+F8 keys does nothing. NOTHING.
Did Ubuntu somehow burn up or destroy my wireless card?
Does anyone have any idea what has happened here?
Any help would be appreaciated. I've researched this to the best of my abilities and come up with zip, nada.....