Thanks for the detailed reply.
I may try that script, if I keep DSL on the machine. I'm thinking of taking it off, as I've tried 3 different USB drives and no luck. I did already read through the pages you listed, but I didn't get anywhere. I was hoping for a more user-friendly distro. And, if I can't get sleep/wake and USB with this OS, I may have to ditch it, which is a shame, as it runs really well on the machine.