"Since I upgraded to 8.10, I've been having some weird issues. First of all,
the little light next to my wireless card switch blinks orange and blue all
the time. Second, I keep having a very strange crash - my computer will be
working fine, then all of a sudden everyone will lock up and - very
strangely - my capslock key light will blink until I reboot my computer.
Usually I have to turn the computer off manually, and then I can't turn my
computer on again until I remove the battery from the bottom of my computer
and plug it directly into the wall. As long as I don't have my battery in,
it doesn't seem to be a problem, but I've only been having this problem
since I installed 8.10 and it doesn't happen under Windows Vista."

#1 at
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=971811


Note to victim: why are you surprised the junkware doesn't work?