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You must be sure that the BIOS of the PC have the APM turned on! (Advanced Power Management)
And also, that the kernel use it...
You can open /etc/rc.d/rc.modules with an editor and check the section that talks about this thing... (APM)... And there must be a commented line with a module for this... Just un-comment the line that is supposed to activate the APM...
All distros should be like mandrake so that it can attract users! Why do you equate "easy" with "annoying"?
It is like buying a car. Windows is a typical new car-it runs "out of the showroom". Linux like Slackware,is the "do it yourself kit" type. You have to be a mechanic-i.e a computer wizard, or have one on hand to make it run. I tried and am still running Mandrake and I should say it is closing in on windows. I have also tried Knoppix and it does a good job in detecting majority of hardware without user intervention. Knoppix also has a very good hd installation script.
I was attracted to the small size of the slackware installation cd and the apparent number os users that use it in this forum. It also was very good in detecting hardware just like mandy and knoppix.
My aim now is to make a live cd version similar to knoppix and minicd of mandy.
Windows and the like is oversimplified to the point where it becomes painful/annoying to use it. And it's always fun to try things the hard way. You learn more and enjoy yourself when tackling a challenge.