ive running an almost stock Slackware 10.0 distro for a while now and i thought that i'd experiment and move from the 2.4.26 to the newest kernel 126.96.36.199. i downloaded a fresh source tarball from kernel.org and used menuconfig to add in just the options and modules i need for my system. i then ran "make" and "make modules_install". i copied System.map and arch/i386/boot/bzImage to my /boot directory and soft-linked to them for lilo.
parts of "ls -l /boot"
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 29 2005-04-12 02:21 System.map -> /boot/System.map-ide-188.8.131.52
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1033615 2005-04-12 02:12 System.map-ide-2.4.26
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1033615 2005-04-12 02:20 System.map-ide-184.108.40.206
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 2005-04-12 02:20 vmlinuz -> /boot/vmlinuz-ide-220.127.116.11
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1248111 2004-06-14 19:29 vmlinuz-ide-2.4.26
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2150376 2005-04-12 02:19 vmlinuz-ide-18.104.22.168
linux-specific portion of "cat /etc/lilo.conf"
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda2
label = Slack
append = "hdc=ide-scsi"
now, it compiled and booted fine, however, i am noticing a significant decrease in speed. i am running an Athlon XP 3200+ Barton on an NForce2 chipset (ABit NF7-S motherboard, nothing OC'd). i notice this during start up (ldconfig and such run noticably slower), as well as normal stuff in X (im running Gnome 2.6 right now). i have my CPU option set specifically for the Athlon in the Processor family section. everything works without error, but its just noticably slower than before.