if you don't need third party modules just choose no module loading support and compile everything you need into the kernel..
Carefully go through everything and only choose the stuff you actually need/use
and your new kernel will run very well. No way to get around a thourough config because if you just choose a stock config and make everything compiled into your kernel it will be huge and slow.
It takes some practice and a fairly detailed knowledge of your hardware and how it s supported in Linux. An old readout of lsmod might give a good idea of what you need.
Be prepared to fail more than a few times.
One thing i have found however is with all sound compiled in for some reason the alsa sequencer
doesn't work but if you don't use midi then no problem. Alsa must be designed to be modules.
Last edited by foo_bar_foo; 01-26-2005 at 08:20 PM.