Re: nVidia driver + hibernate = no go?
I also have a T61p and am having the same issue you mention. It takes a longgg time to resume due to the "soft lockups" (which did not occur under Gutsy).
I have found that sometimes the machine will resume with screen on but keyboard inactive. Switching to the console with <CTRL><ALT><1> and back to X causes it to come back. (usually when this happens the moon light is still flashing)