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Suspend to RAM and to disk (hibernate) has been working for me in Ubuntu and the nVidia binary drivers since Ubuntu 7.04. It still works today (Ubuntu 9.10 AMD64 nVidia GTX260, driver version 195.30), no issues at all.
That they improve to the point where a thread like this would have no sense. This is, parity with Windows.
Good point, except it isn't really "parity with Windows" but rather just "the way any hardware must be supported if it's manufacturer values his customers", simply because if you get screwed, you're not likely to be coming back for more. As far as I'm concerned, that's just the way it is
The only thing I really want is the open source drivers to get their ass in gear with openCL support so that the multimedia programmers have motivation to get gpu assisted encoding going in linux. It's so sad to use a open API you really have to use a closed system.
ATI can dump their binary blob as the open source ATI driver is rapidly moving towards blissful endings.
Nvidia better keep working on that sucker cause there is going to be problems that reverse engineers just can't ever get around.