I am a newbie to kernel compiling. I have a fujitsu siemens laptop and i am using slackware 9.1 on it. as u know, it comes with kernel 2.4.x and i want to update it 2.6.6 but i encounter problems.
First of all, i dont know the difference between saying yes or module while comfiguring kernel in gconfig or xconfig. How can compiling something as a module affect my system?
And when i first install slack it detects eveything well and it also opens the startup screen in a resolution of 1024x768 but after i compile kernel it goes back to its original state. I launch X11R6 and when i go back to shell, shell is shown like a mixing drink.
And my network does not work as a result i cannot connect to net.
Can anyone pls help me to keep my existing values from old kernel and compile only the needed parts and some extra parts like wireless support.