I'm hanging out in IRC asking some questions today about this issue I'm having with a new machine, I figure that posting here will also help get some visibility.

I'm linking to my askubuntu question, however, once I receive a solution I plan to post it back here for reference to benefit the community.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/57612...d-power-issues

Thanks in advance, hopefully I'm not breaking any rules with my first post.