Newbie using Slackware64 v13 here. When I installed and started running slack with the default huge.s kernel, my ALSA and x-fi didn't work, so I switched to a self-compiled 'generic' kernel. When I booted with the new kernel, the sound worked, why did this happen? I also notice that the system seems less responsive, but I can't say for sure. For instance I notice a delay when i click the mouse to close things.
Did I do the correct thing to self-compile the generic kernel? In the slackware documentation, Pat says I should be using huge kernel only for installation and generic kernel once the system is up and running. Does the generic kernel come precompiled or was I correct to build it from source?
Anyway, I'm looking for a thorough guide on custom kernel building. I followed Alien Bob's wiki article but it seems to be out of date and doesn't have a whole lot of information on the actual kernel config options.
Has anyone looked at gentoo's kernel guides? Are they full of 'gentoo-only' things or is it all the same for whatever distro you run, i.e., applicable to slackware?
Last edited by delta_waves; 03-03-2010 at 09:03 PM.