I'm not too familiar with how to custom compile the kernel.
If it's beneficial to compile the kernel, could you please tell me how, or show me some guide on how to do it?
I'll try doing that to the Suse 9.1 kernel and see if it performs better.
As for unneeded service/daemons, I took care of that, even after the minimal install. Which was quite decent I might add. Only had to take away a few things, sendmail, other mail crap of coarse and umm, didnt notice much of anything else running that wasn't needed.
The minimal install was very minimal indeed.
I did find an unrelated thing during bootup that bothers me but I do not think it affects anything. During the boot sequence it scans for the hard drives to mount, and searched hda, hdb, etc.... I was wondering if I could somehow disable that since I know it wants hde?
Can I make it just scan right to hde, or somehow skip checking hda hdb? Perhaps something to do with the IRQ ports. I'm not too familiar with editing that stuff and dont want to screw up my hard drives..
The difference from Redhat 8 to Suse 9.1 is a full game server rental, which turns out to be alot if you factor the monthly price of that for many man years. So, that's why I search the Distro's first, before tweaking the individual one. I need a "favorite".
I have heard good things about Slackware, so I'll check that one out and see how it does
As for Gentoo, that thing is not that great for servers, although I really liked it on my personal computer, it handles PLAYING games very well, just not hosting them, as much.
Thx for ur input guys, please say more, Its very difficult to gain experience with all these distributions out there to choose from.