I've got a inspiron 1720 and I'm currently on Ubuntu 8.04 and I'm having trouble with suspend and hibernate.
I'm able to go into a suspend and hibernate state without any issues, however coming out of either state is where I run into trouble.
When coming out from a suspend, all I see is a black screen, but with no keyboard input or hard drive activity; and I have to manually shut down and boot up to get back to Ubuntu.
When it comes to hibernate, all I end up seeing is black background and a stretched Ubuntu logo. I do have keyboard input however the only thing that seems to do anything is ctrl-alt-del; and the function keys to dim my lcd work. Other than that, my laptop will sit on that screen for any length of time.
I've searched on the forums and have come across a couple of posts of people, with the same laptop, who have had success with suspend and hibernate. One such post had something to do with updating video card drivers.
I have a Geforce 8600M GT, but don't know what version of drivers is being used. Tried searching for nvidia-glx-new and I'm unable to find it when I use Synaptic Package Manager and if I go to System - Administration - Hardware Drivers I see nothing in the list.
Anyone have any suggestions as to what I can try of fiddle around with?