Presario x6000 laptop won't reboot/keyboard mouse stop

I have a presario x6000 that I’m trying to get openSUSE 11 installed on.

Several problems.

The laptop will suspend and then not wake up.

At this point I can not even power it off with the power button. I have to unplug the power source and plug it back in.

Also if I issue a re-boot the system shuts down but then “hangs” on the re-start.

Also the keyboard and mouse seem to randomly stop responding.

Is this a hardware or a software issue ?

Any insight greatly appreciated.