Some updates to www.shankebalan.net.
Meanwhile, the e17 login manager entrance is not setting device permissions correctly on FC3. My sound, cdrom drive etc are not owned $USER at login. Too lazy to check what the PAM related problem might be, reverting to GDM for now.
Also, I cant seem to figure out how to change virtual desktops in e17 wm wihout using the menus. It's making things too slow. I have to be content with a single overcrowded desktop for now.
More on FC3, echo 3 > /proc/acpi/sleep does not work on Compaq nx9000. Need to check whether software suspend is built into the FC3 kernel. Else i need to patch it. FC3 takes forever to boot as it is, will be nice to have software suspend work on the laptop.