is there any way to get the configuration of an pre-compiled kernel.
Sometimes you need to build additional kernel modules, for example the get your nvidia card working or to build the alsa modules. But these can only be compiled if you have the kernel sources, and you need them configured exactally like the kernel you are running. For this you will need the .config file in the kernel source directory, but with most distro's this file is non existant. I you just configure the kernel sources according to your whishes, you will get modules errors when you try to insert your new modules.
Other then installing a new self compiled kernel and then installing the modules, how do you get around this?