APM support for laptops

I have SUSE 6.2 on a laptop. Installed APM and loading it as a module. However system says this kernal does not support apm. Any ideas anyone.
   Wasn't a problem under Red_Hat 6.0, Red Hats kernal had the support.
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mhomannCommented:
For APM, You'll have to recompile the kernel...
What LapTop is it? maybe you'll need to patch some parts of the kernel sources.
There is a page 'bout Linux on laptops on http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/kharker/linux-laptop/ with lots of useful stuff on it...
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pc_bAuthor Commented:
Thank's. I sussed out the answer. I couldn't get the kernel to recompile because I hadn't installede the sources. Done it now, didn't relise that the facility was trhere in the menus for APM support, thought I had to do some programming!!
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