Originally Posted by SkippyBoy
Well - the wi-fi was fairly easy. I had to download the latest version of ndiswrapper from sourceforge, and then just followed the instructions to use it.
The sound worked fine on install. YaST configured it all without me doing anything.
The ACPI just flat out doesnt work for me. As a matter of fact - during install - I had to use the "Safe Mode" which means that acpi=off is passed as a boot parameter. There are some sites/forums out there that tell how to get it to work - but it seems a little too indepth for me, and now that I have everything working like I like it - I don't want to screw with my kernel. So - I just do the standard Turn off computer, wait 1 minute and hit the power button.
If anyone has info on getting the ACPI to work - feel free to tell me. :P
I don't know if you tried this or not, and I know you said you don't want to mess with the kernel, but when I was trying to get ACPI to work, it would hang at boot time, so I would remove it from my kernel options. Then, when I installed a new kernel version (I have Slackware 10.2 which comes with 2.4.31, but also has the source for 2.6.13, which I used) and configured it, I selected to add ACPI as Y instead of M, so that it's loaded as part of the kernel & not as a module, and now it works just fine -- I can power-down and everything! But I still don't know anything about suspend, though I don't really care about that.
All the times I tried before, I was attempting ACPI as a module, and I think that's how it comes out of the box in most Linux distributions. Maybe there are other kernels on your install CDs that have the ACPI option already built-in and you just need to copy that kernel & re-run LILO?