Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
With an inquiry from one of our readers (Tako Schotanus), we spent some time today looking at the suspend/hibernation support of NVIDIA's private 1.0-8751 Beta drivers. With the 1.0-8751 drivers, we used Fedora Core 5 and the 2.6.16 kernel. With the tests we have done thus far, it appears that the suspend and resume support may be improved beyond past proprietary NVIDIA driver releases -- but it may partially be due to improvements in Fedora Core 5 Bordeaux. We had called the system into suspend mode several times and in various scenarios. In this testing, we have yet to come across any specific problems pertaining to Linux suspend with NVIDIA's proprietary 1.0-8751 drivers. For those that had missed our latest posting regarding this matter, we are still anticipating NVIDIA will release these drivers to the public towards the beginning of April.