One of the reasons I'm not currently on Ubuntu is that standby doesn't work well. It does one of the fallowing:
- doesn't go to standby
- crashes on standby
- crashes on resume from standby
This happened on Ubuntu 7.04, 8.04 and 8.10. I haven't tried 9.04 yet. I'm on a Dell Inspiron 17xx.
The question is:
On what Linux distribution, that you use frequently for desktop applications, didn't you problems with standby?