Could you try to add this to your boot parameters in /etc/default/grub, and update-grub afterwards ?
Originally Posted by Fallen Guru
Maybe it will help on the power management.
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash rootfstype=ext4 pcie_aspm=force drm.vblankoffdelay=1 i915.semaphores=1
My touchpad is working rather well, dont know if I got accustomed to it - here's my settings: http://i.imgur.com/xIzih.png
The fans is not running all the time in mine, I have upgraded to the latest 2.11 bios, and I know that there were some fan related fixes in 2.09.