Originally Posted by axel_f
I recently received my W510 4318CTO. Win7 runs great. Kubuntu (live CD) could talk to all hardware, even the touch function of the screen.
Sadly I am not able to figure out the right kernel configuration to enable all hardware. Wifi, LAN, screen with touch function, fingerprint sensor, sound. I guess I am looking for a minimum configuration to be able to utilize all hardware without any specialities to make the machine any kind of server etc.
To shorten my misery, could someone with any W510 (my specific hardware configuration would be a huge bonus) be so kind to post me their .config, please.
I centainly can not, because I don't own such hardware, but if you have installed Kubuntu and it works you can always pick the .config file from that distro and use it on Gentoo.
Usually you can read it from /proc/config.gz. Just gunzip it and save it to a text file like this "zcat /proc/config.gz > myconfig.txt".
Then you can move it onto your Gentoo source tree (as .config of course) and do "make oldconfig", then answer the questions in order to get a valid config for your Gentoo kernel version (if any question is made at all, the chance is that make will adapt your config without user interaction at all, but that's not always possible).
As last resort you can always use lspci and similar commands to get the IDs from your hardware devices, then grep the kernel source tree for these ID's (you can start in Documentation/) and see what drivers do match them.
Beware that, besides having the right driver in place, configuring these devices might be an entirely different matter.