I just compiled my first kernel and used the Slackware book on the Slack site and the sticky at the top of this forum. Just go to the kernel section(in the Slackware book http://www.slackware.com/book/index....urce=x948.html
and it will tell you how to do it. If you follow the directions, it works like a charm. But, you do need to spend some time when you are selecting options for the kernel. I used the menuconfig and the xconfig option and xconfig was by far the easiest to navigate. And, make sure you read the help files for most options that relate to things you know you need. I missed my network card and it did not make the dependencies properly so I had to redo it. But, it was great for the experience.