I had to manually shut down the computer while running SimCity 4 Deluxe. Upon booting, the computer froze up at "
toshiba_acpi Toshiba Extras."
I then added
acpi=off into grub.cfg to allow me to boot into Linux Mint. Battery information like power and temperature were not shown on the battery meter. As the only option I could think of, I blacklisted the line
toshiba_acpi. After that, I noticed that whatever I inserted into the USB ports could not be detected in Mint or the BIOS.
I completely dismantled the computer to replug the USB connection to the motherboard, but that didn't help. I originally thought that the manual shutdown resulted in a power surge, causing the USB ports to fail, which made booting freeze up at
toshiba_acpi. However, when I connect an Optical Mouse, the red laser appears; so I'm now skeptical it was a power surge.
The motherboard and all other hardware seems fine, I completely disassembled the computer to replug the connections.
How can I fix it? I've tried everything I can think of...
I have a Toshiba Satellite L500D running Linux Mint 13.