10. Configure the new kernel

NotePatch Your Kernel First

If you are using an old kernel you will need to patch it before you can proceed. Instructions on patching your kernel are available from Appendix A. The 2.6.x series kernels do not need to be patched.

Now instead of using make menuconfig, I have an excellent alternative. Check this out: copy your current .config file into /usr/src/linux. Now use "make oldconfig". It will run through your old config file and see what's been updated so that you don't have to find all the new options. For everything to do with ACPI and your specific hardware (Toshibas choose the Toshiba options, Asus choose the Asus options) choose M for module. There are about ten different ACPI related options that you will need to select.

In point form, this is how the kernel should be configured:

Now go in to the config file with make menuconfig. I want you do check and make sure you have your APM (the old stuff) turned off. Under "General Setup", make sure that:

exit and save the new configuration