Just as an update....I'm running the pae.bfs kernel. About five minutes ago, I had to leave the office, so I closed the lid and the system went into sleep mode. RadioTray was also playing.
when I came back, I opened the lid and expected to see the screen lock routine pop up. I would enter my password, unlock, and go about my business. Earlier, this worked jut as described.
This time, I opened the lid to a black screen. RadioTray was still playing. No box came up for me to enter my password. Nothing. Blank.
I tried Ctrl Alt Backspace. No go. So, I issued REISUB.
I then rebooted using the pae.bfs kernel once more. Blank screen. No mouse icon activity, no KDE log-in screen. Just a blank screen.
I issued REISUB once more, then booted using kernel 184.108.40.206-pclos3.bfs.
I'm back up.
Did the pae.bfs kernel cuase the problem or is this some bug in the sleep mode routine?
EDIT -- Just to double check, I restarted and booted the pae.bfs kernel. I'm up and running with the 220.127.116.11-pclos3.pae.bfs kernel.