SSlackware kernel question
I recently brought up my first Slackware 8.1 box. Applause. I know right off the bat from experience with RedHat that I should compile my own, OPTIMIZED for my computer, kernel. In the past when I tried to compile for RedHat I could never do it. I had to eventually get a basic .confg file and work from there because of me not knowing what to include so RedHat would work. Is this the same sort of situation? Should I get a basic working .config file and then edit out the stuff I know I don't need like Amateur radio and Firewire. Is Slack the distro that stores a copy of the .config file in /etc/ or something close to that. Many questions so little time.