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The guy I used the first time I ever compiled a kernel was foudn at www.tldp.org but they have taken it down for "Review" because a lot of it talked about 2.0/2.2 stuff that wasn't important anymore for most peopl needing to read it. Guess they thought it was time to re-write it for 2.4/2.6. In general though, http://www.tldp.org is a good place to start looking when you have a question for anything (tldp = The Linux Documentation Project).
If you have the configuration file and the source code from RedHat then you certainly could do that. I am not sure if RedHat includes the kernel source but I would imagine they would have to somewhere.
I love slackware, and I love gentoo. Gentoo fits better for a desktop system in my opinion, because it is so much easier to upgrade. Of course slackware has a dependancy checking package management system now, but I haven't tried it yet. My slackware box hasn't been touched except for security updates in over a year. It sits in a closet with only a power cord and an eithernet cable attached to it. The uptime of the box was over 400 days until earlier this month when I put the 2.4.24 kernel on it. Hopefully that will be it's 1 reboot of the year 2004.
Here in Slovakia, is Gentoo quite unknown. I checked out it's website, but i didn't have too much time. I work with linux only in text mode and I use it for programming. What's your opinion about Redhat or Suse?
I have never used Suse and I haven't used redhat directly in about 4 years so I don't have much of an opinion on it. Slackware is a great text mode distribution. It doesn't require or have any gui config tools.
I've got my kernel compiled with framebuffering support. But there isnt at /dev any file like fb, fb0 or something like that. So the framebuffering doesn't work. I use now RedHat 9.0 and Mandrake 9.2. Is there any boot parameter to run linux with framebuffering? Help me plaease