The tarball ships a rpm spec file which can help build the binary rpm package. You can try to use:
rpmbuild -tb laptop-mode-tools-1.XX.tar.gz
This should create you the final rpm binary package.
(This command should work on any RPM based distribution. If you run into any problems, please report)
, based on the steps mentioned above
Note: The dependency on a power management daemon is not required anymore. Laptop Mode Tools, since around version 1.56+, has support for kernel hotplug events. Thus Laptop Mode Tools will instantly act on the power saving measures as and when the machine has a state change.
Download the package and install it using the following command:
rpm -ihv laptop-mode-tools-y.xx-1.rf.noarch.rpm
where y.xx should be replaced by the version number.
As an alternative, you can subscribe to the DAG RPMforge repository, which generally contains recent packages for Fedora.