I just installed the 2.6.2 kernel via pacman an it works great, just modfied grub and it just works.
my question is if I need to recompile it, is the .config used to build the packaged version available?
Also I am assuming I have to download the source directly from kernel.org right, or is there a pacman package for the source?
Anything you can get via pacman you can build via ABS.
run "abs" as root, and then move over to /var/abs/kernels/kernel26 and you can run "makepkg" to build a package fully automated. Edit the config to your liking.
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