I just remembered. I did have trouble with suspend while using the nouveau drivers for Nvidia. Once I installed the proprietary drivers, suspend worked just fine.
If you want to try the upgrade to proprietary drivers try this tutorial here.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiR8ZAl-Qm0
If your specs are the same as here
, and you are running Vectorlinux Std 32bit and not 64bit, then this is the driver you want to download....here.
Edit, Well I just did as I advised and installed the nvidia proprietary drivers to my system and had the same problem, with suspend and hibernate. Interestingly enough I am able to suspend on the same machine when it is booted to vl7.0 64bit
I'm now thinking that it was on the vl64bit install that the upgrade to nvidia proprietary drivers was what finally did the trick for me. I'll see if I can duplicate the results on my new 32bit install.