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Then the distribution you're using is not set up with Debian sources. I don't know why they wouldn't be, but you should check with the distribution support/forums to see if there are any compatibility issues.
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main
You can check your /etc/apt/sources.list to confirm you have them defined.
OK, so i added some that were missing from above, and it worked. (Although, i think it used a source that was already there?.. is it possible to just ping eg. http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ to see if it is up/working??)
pm-suspend suspends, on 'resuming' it powers back up but nothing works. No VGA nor does it respond to commands.
pm-hibernate; it doesn't seem to hibernate properly (fans, hdd on) and is then just locked and won't resume.
Soooo... where do i start with troubleshooting this??
There are many ways for suspend/resume to have problems. You can try updating the BIOS on your machine first. You can try checking/changing the BIOS suspend/resume settings. You can try using vbetool to reinitialize your video. You can check your /var/log/messages for errors on the resume. You can try Googling your specific model PC with linux and suspend resume to see if anyone has encountered the problem before. There's no single answer for all machines.