It is an acpi issue. After doing a bit more research and looking at bug reports at www.bugzilla.novel.com
, there is a work around for this, which I have tested and works.
Add acpi=force to the boot options. Since I use grub, I have added this to the menu.lst file.
I don't fully understand the side affects of this work around but I will stay posted to see if a fix is ever released.