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Laptop standby on Linux/Ubuntu

One of the reasons I'm not currently on Ubuntu is that standby doesn't work well. It does one of the fallowing:

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Guest [Entry]

Give Ubuntu 9.04 a try, that is the first Ubuntu distro I have had that I didn't have to fuss over Standby or Hibernate.
Guest [Entry]

"I have used Ubuntu since it first came out on a few laptops.

IBM Thinkpad T41
IBM Thinkpad T42
Dell Inspiron 1701 (I think, 17"" monstrosity)
Dell Latitude D820
Dell Inspiron 1526

I had suspend/resume problems with the Thinkpad T41 and the Latitude D820 across multiple versions. The Inspiron 1526 with versions 7.10 through 9.04 have worked great with suspend/resume."
Guest [Entry]

"I am on a Dell D830 and hibernate works about 80% of the time. I am running 9.04.

I've had it crash both when going into and out of hibernate. I don't use the suspend feature, so I cannot speak to that."
Guest [Entry]

I sometimes used to have trouble with standby if I closed the lid. However, it would work perfectly if I initiated standby from the shutdown/logoff/etc. menu instead. You could try that if you continue to have problems.
Guest [Entry]

I use Debian (testing + some unstable, so roughly equivalent to current Ubuntu) on a IBM Thinkpad T41. Both suspend-to-disk and suspend-to-RAM have worked flawlessly out of the box.