chilehead - I don't think there's any single all-encompassing book or other reference that covers all possible problems and their solutions (even if there were it would be next to impossible to keep current) so my question would be if you could provide more details about the issues you are trying to deal with. are you having trouble with video, audio, wireless, etc, and can you provide specific deatils about your hardware, the steps you are taking, and any system messages that are being generated.
Let me also direct your attention to the LQ Answers
which cover a wide variety of topics. Good luck with it -- J.W.