- suspend-to-disk works but suspend-to-ram doesn't. Well, that's better than nothing at all, which was the state with my previous laptop, so this is good. (Though for some reason, ssh is not restarted after a suspend-to-disk)
- X-Windows works! This was much work, because I needed to upgrade to a bleeding-edge version. So some things don't work, alas, but again, this is better than having nothing. And suspend-to-disk works with X runing too, so this is good.
While I say "X works", there now lies before me the long process of installing all my favourite X applications, and setting up the window manager(s) and so on. Still, we have progress. It is a great relief to have X working, since it is usually the most difficult thing.