this bug is similar to bug 36978, but on different hardware.
With redhat 7.1 installed on a Sony Vaio SR7K laptop,
things run fine and seem to suspend successfully.
On resume, the hard drive spins up and the fan comes on,
but the screen remains blank and the system is non-responsive
to keyboard input.
1. boot redhat 7.1
2. press Fn-ESC to suspend the system
(machine turns off)
3. hit any key to unsusupend
power light comes on but
machine is now locked up
The problem persists whether or not you suspend from with X11
or from a virtual terminal.
In Redhat 7.0 suspend/resume worked fine.
The suggestion from <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=36978>
about rlling back the apmd RPM to that from RH 7.0 did
not solve the problem for me.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 37694 ***