One of my student recently bought a new Dell laptop and he installed Slackware on it. There were some problems, but after he came to me this morning, i was able to fix some of his problem. I leave the rest for him to work it out, but i gave him a clue and at night, he reported that he managed to fix the wireless driver using my hints.
The remaining problem is the touch pad. It still couldn't detect the click event on it, so he had to use the button on the back of the touch pad to simulate a left-click on the mouse. He has installed Synaptic, but still no luck. This situation didn't apply to my laptop, as it is working perfectly. All the normal functions and also the scroll works.
Good luck to Gregorius