Originally Posted by LDJ
Is recompiling the Kernel likely to make any difference?
not really... unless it's a config issue which can be fixed by re-configuring or a bug which can be fixed by upgrading to a higher version... but if you're using a stock 2.6 slackware kernel then ACPI is enabled without a doubt...
anyhow, i don't think what you are experiencing is a kernel issue... i think it's more an ACPI configuration issue... specifically, the ACPI event for lid close is apparently not running the necessary suspend/hibernate commands or something like that...
---> what version of slackware are you running??
---> what kernel version??
---> is acpid
---> does suspend/hibernate work *at all* (regardless of the lid issue)??
this sort of thing is configured in /etc/acpi/
but i've only created scripts there to run on resume from suspend/hibernate and when switching from AC to battery (and vice versa) and stuff... i haven't had to make a lid close script as the pointy-clicky Gnome thing for power management worked fine for me as far as what action i wanted to be taken when the lid was closed...
BTW, i'm on a Dell E1405 with Ubuntu 6.10...