Thank the Linux gods way up on high (and the Ubuntu gods, too)!
Wake from STR (Suspend To RAM) finally works out of the box! I'm
running Natty Alpha 1 amd64 alternative. Wake from STR never quite
worked for me in the past, no matter what distro I tried or what
configurations I tinkered with. 11-04 is looking to be the best
*buntu & best distro by far (and it is only in the early alpha
stage!) I installed Natty into an LVM encrypted partition using
the butter FS. I do wish that the installer would have let me encrypt the LVM,
instead of having to separately encrypt each LV, but no big deal. My only other gripe
is that installation took about 2 solid hours to complete!!! But again, no huge deal.
I'm just stoked that my wake works now!