New Mandriva user here. On a laptop suspend to RAM is an essential feature. Doesn't work. That's a show-stopper for me in an attempt to run Linux, Mandriva, a beautiful OS. But as in the title, what is so difficult? Windows has no problem - select standby from the TurnOff menu, orange power button flashes, hit it an hour later, it all comes back. Dual boot Mandriva - it fails. All I get in Linux is a black screen. Nothing. Have to press the Power button to do a hard boot. WHY? I really would like to understand what the issue is. Once I understand, perhaps I will find a solution amongst those numerous postings from users all over the google search.. What are the steps that Suspend to RAM, a hardware related function, takes that are being blocked or not functioning? What does it do in terms of networking, screen functioning, login, desktop config, etc. I am NOT talking about the dreaded HIBERNATION. Please do not confuse the two, should you chose to answer my query. Finally - to Mrkvonic, thank you for your wonderful installation instruction and descriptions of Mandriva.