Hopefully the following is useful.
If I clicked on the <Suspend> or <Hibernate> buttons in the gnome-power-manager or just closed the lid, the screen would blank, but thats all. Browsing this forum, I discovered a few bits and pieces to the puzzle. By adding
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and commenting out all other TryMethod lines in /etc/hibernate/hibernate.conf, I was able to get the <Suspend> button working. (Of course, I also had to uncomment the force option in /etc/hibernate/ususpend-ram.conf because my laptop only suspends with the s2ram -f option.) Unfortunately, pressing <Hibernate> suspends instead of hibernating and closing the lid still only blanks the screen.
It would be nice to have my laptop suspend automatically when I close the lid and hibernate automatically when the battery level is critical.
System: Debian Sid with Gnome on a Compaq Presario V6030US laptop, AMD Turion64 dualcore, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150