I have a 32-bit LMDE testing (squeeze) with -pae kernel (188.8.131.52, I think) with Mate running on an old HP Ideapad S12. The Broadcom wireless and the Nvidia graphics were both pains, but expected pains. I followed the Debian wiki and they're both sorted out.
But I could not get suspend to work. (The only thing missing for a complete throwback to the Good Old Days would have been for cups not to work either!) The Debian wiki said to uninstall hal
. So I tried that, but still no suspend.
On the ubuntu forums I found a workaround
that actually gives me suspend functionality by unloading usb modules from the kernel. (There's a bit more detail about these fixes in a post I wrote
, in case anyone has the same problems.)
Okay, so my question is this: it seems like a bug, so it seems like I should file or add to an existing report. But I don't know enough about it to know where to start. Could it actually be a kernel bug? Is that where I should start looking for earlier reports? Or is there some other way I can better bring this bit of info to the attention of someone who can use it?