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The auto power down, assuming your problem is this;
you use halt or shutdown and after all scripts run your left with a screen that says power down, as apposed to the computer turning off.
this is a simple apm or acpi problem "man apm" or man apmd might help, it mainly depends whether real mode power down support is in your kernel, it may have been in drake and libranet, and not in slack..
as i wrote up there, i had no success with that kernel to make apm work..
i tried uncommenting the line at rc.modules file and nothing..
i receive a message during the boot process that apm module is not available...
i think i am missing something..
run "ps -ef" and verify that kernel apmd or apmd are not running,
send which kernel your using, a custom built kernel or the slackware default
if it is a slackware default, which one?
if it is a custom kernel send your kernel config file, (by email since it's huge.)
i would personally, gather up your hardware, and the output of lsmod, lspci, and pnpdump, go to /usr/src/linux and make a new kernel made for the system, takes about 4 minutes of work really, but you may be able to just get a module.. or just make menuconfig, and compile modules, for an apm module.... up to you, and someone may have an easier way, search LQ posts for apm, and try modprobe apm, and modprobe apmd...