First off, I have to say that I absolutely love this distribution so far. It is fast becoming my favorite choice for older hardware. That said, I have an old Dell Inspiron 5000 that I seem to be running out of battery power very quickly within VL. This laptop supports a little ACPI, but I think it works better with APM. I see that the apm module is being loaded, but other than that, I'm not sure what I can do to fix the problem I'm having. I'm not a Linux expert, and the locations where I'd usually go to add things aren't the same in VL. I also have no idea how to configure LILO as the only experience I have is in GRUB.
The processor is a mobile Pentium 3 600Mhz, so I believe it supports speedstep or whatever it was called in these older laptops.
I'd appreciate any help!