It only says 'newbie' next to my name because I have fewer posts than you on this forum.
OK, first check you've got gcc by typing 'gcc' in a terminal box.
Then, if you've got it, you need to download the kernel source. Untar it somewhere (anywhere as long as it's usr/src
) and type:
go through all the choices with this ncurses menu, and then save your configuration. Then type:
That's it and you're done and all that's left is to install your new kernel.
If you don't have gcc, you need to obtain the latest version with libs. You can check the DSL repositories for this, or (a better way) use dpkg/apt to obtain it.