Good info there, thanks for the links. I did get the dl version of the Linux-2.4.9-13.athlon kernel going. rpmbuild --rebuild --target=athlon isn't working for me nor is the nvidia_kernel-1.0-2313up.athlon for 2.4.9-13. I forget what it gripes about during the install, something not resolved...
It's getting late and I'm getting dangerous. The athlon kernel seems a little snappier, but it may be in my head. No benchmark or anything like that. I'm not going back to the i686 kernel just to get my accelerated video back but I will have to repeat some of my efforts and get the first error encountered before I have a prayer of solving anything. <yawn>
Thanks again, glenn