The 2 major bugs on Karmic affecting MSI Wind has been fixed Ubuntu has detailed a workaround on the 2 major bugs on Karmic affecting MSI Wind on the release notes. I can finally upgrade my netbook to the latest version. This is a nice christmas gift from the Ubuntu team.
Bug #415023 brightness is broken on MSI WIND U100
fix released on Oct. 29, 2009 (not yet thoroughly fixed, Jan 10, 2010 – boot up ok, but starts to flicker after an hour or so when gnome power mangement starts to dim the brightness)
Bug #435352 regression: uvcvideo module makes “cannot reset port” error on usb with bison webcam (5986:0203): USB and suspend fails
fix released on Nov. 14, 2009 (confirmed fixed Jan 10, 2010)