Thanks! I'll give that a try in the morning, when the sound won't get me shot by my wife, instead of the UT2k3 bots.
As for not using a pre-built kernel, I'd build my own if I were competant to do so, but until I have a spare partition to set up a seperate boot that I can play with, it's not worth the effort to me. And I'm no longer using the Realtek ethernet card--it was a cheap POS my father was willing to shell out for before I went to college.
Current project: Codecs for mplayer... that's what I love about Linux--always something to learn.