Originally posted by KevinJ
take a look at the .config file currently in your /usr/src/linux-2.4 folder.... it should have a line "CONFIG_M486=Y" in that file.
Did you run "make mrproper" before running "make xconfig" (or make menuconfig) ?
I didn't do make mrproper.... what is it?
Also, how could I speed this up with distcc? I already ran distccd on both machines (one 2.5ghz Athlon, and the craptastic laptop) and did the export thing, and when I ran make dep -j4 CC=distcc it gave me a jobserver error... so I removed the 4, and the err went away. However, it still goes piss slow, and I don't see any activity on the real computer. Any ideas?