I’m not sure where to post this, as I haven’t installed OpenSuse yet. This is something that occurred while I was trying a LiveCD of OpenSuse 11.0 (Gnome Edition) that I burned at 4X with Nero in XP (after making sure that the md5sum was correct).
I tried the sleep mode function on my wife’s laptop (Satellite A100), but had a hard time re-starting the computer after it went into sleep mode :(. I tried the Vulcan nerve pinch (ctrl-alt-del) to restart it, but nothing happened. I also tried ctrl-alt-backspace (twice in a row) to reload the desktop, but nothing happened. I then shutdown the computer using the power button, and restarted it only to get a black screen. I tried this several times, but always ended up with a black screen. The fan appeared to be working when I was trying to resume the computer, but to be quite frank, I did not pay too much attention to anything else at that point, as I thought I was a dead man for screwing she-who-must-be-obeyed’s computer! I then unplugged the power cord and removed the battery, pressed the start button (not sure if this was necessary, but I was just trying to clear all the residual power). I then re-plugged the battery and was able to properly start the computer. So I guess I’ll live another day!
Interestingly, I tried this yesterday on my laptop (Thinkpad X60s), and both the sleep and hibernate modes worked properly on that computer.
I hope someone can explain to me what happened here . I am in the process of installing Linux on all my machines, but I want to make sure that I will not cause more problems than I solve. This looks like a great distro and appears to be relatively easy to use, and will be an interesting alternative to the OS that I am currently using on these machines (i.e. XP).