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Time to get a new laptop; Linux works on this one. (Not really; I'm quite happy with the laptop.) I just upgraded to 2.6.10 and found that it works. In particular suspend to memory seems to work. Also, a lot of the fiddly little IBM bits like control of bluetooth, control of various hotkeys, control of video are now understood by Linux.
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Suspend to memory works --- sort of; the problem is that we don't have the proper infrastructure to shutdown the peripherals, such as the video driver, ultrabay, etc. --- so the power drain during the suspend to memory is so high that it's unfortunately not very useful....
I see about 6% battery drain in 8 hours. Not great, but quite acceptable for suspending the laptop while the plane lands or while walking across campus.