After installing the latest PCLinuxOS, either Mini-Me or 2009.2, you will of course do all the updates, this is important. And follow the instructions here:http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,63698.0.html
to update to KDE4. As "user" go to the KDE4 Control Centre (Configure Your Desktop), and under Look and Feel > Desktop > Desktop Effects, ensure that "Enable Desktop Effects" is unchecked. The onboard graphics aren't up to much, but otherwise the machine can be surprisingly nippy!
You will need to run Synaptic and add the latest kernel, 184.108.40.206, and reboot to that. My experience was that with the 220.127.116.11 kernel, the webcam and detection of plugged in USB devices did not work after returning from suspend or hibernate.
And this is where some of the problems come in. Your wireless will have set itself up to use the madwifi drivers. They connect to the internet, for sure, what they don't do is come back on cleanly when you resume after a suspend or hibernate. So this is where you have to cross your fingers and delve in a bit as root.
Firstly, you need to run Synaptic and REMOVE the dkms-madwifi and madwifi packages. You will then need to edit the following file, as root. From the main menu PC > System > File Tools > Konqueror Super User Mode, and navigate to /etc and edit the file modprobe.preload -- simply right click on it, and choose "open with Kwrite". You need to add a line (anywhere in the list will do): ath5k - it must be on a line by itself with no other punctuation, not so much as a space.EDIT (NEW):
Next, navigate to /etc/modprobe.d and edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and remove the line "blacklist ath5k" from it.
When you've done that, navigate to the folder /etc/udev/rules.d/ and delete the file: 70-persistent-net.rules
Then navigate to the folder /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ and delete the file: ifcfg-ath0
When you've got this far, you can close Konqueror.
Finally, use the PCLinuxOS Control Centre (Configure your computer) > Network and Internet > Remove a Connection and remove the connection ath0.
After you've done that, you can reboot. There will be no wireless network connection when you do. Don't use the net-applet icon in your system tray, use PCLinuxOS Control Centre > Network and Internet > Set up a new network interface.
Once this is done and you're up and running, you will find that the wireless can recover from a Suspend or Hibernate, and after a few seconds, your wireless will reconnect.