After successfully compiling 2.6.15 I realized I didn’t set it up right. There were several things that I missed setting up properly. First I did not include the proper support for my hardware clock. For anyone who is not aware, that’s the clock built into your motherboard. Also I did not properly install the kernel resulting in my nVidia drivers not installing properly.
So to solve the problem I simply re-downloaded the kernel, this time with the patch, and reconfigured. Which wasn’t hard at all. Simply run “make oldconfig,” change the incorrect settings, save and exit, and then “make install install.” That’s it. A lot simpler than you would expect it to be. After then all you have to do is reload your modules and your set. So now my Ubuntu install is running kernel 188.8.131.52 fresh from http://www.kernel.org.
While I’m enjoying my new kernel, Enjoy the Penguins!