it's VVORKS !!!!
well, i've managed to install the kernel module now, haven't tried the GLX yet, but i'm assuming it'll be fine. here's what i did incase anyone else needs to know...
my rh package manager has been busted for a while, won't start, so i downloaded a manager called apt-get (with a gui called synaptic) and it found the problems with my packages and downloaded me a kernel-drm package, which was then installed.
so, i went back to /usr/src/linux, did make mrproper oldconfig dep using the athlon kernel config file, then back tot he nvidia kernel src directory, make cleaned it, then made it, and it worked!
so yay. go me. and thenx SO much for the help!