I run a laptop. So I will be putting a bunch of devices into a usb port and other slots. Maybe I should build a lot of modules for these devices I may be using in the future, or should I not even bother? I would like for linux to recognize these devices when I plug them in (eg. Some random digital camera a friend of mine owns and wants to upload to my comp).
Also, in regards to my previous question, what needs to be built into the kernel so I don't get a kernel panic when I boot? Usually just run
and just add all the drivers my laptop needs into the kernel and build it. I'm too scared to try and optimize the kernel for I might break it.
I have been using linux for years and built over 100 kernels, but I still feel like a complete noob when I do it because I don't know what half the stuff in the kernel is or does.
Maybe someone could just send me a nice internet link that explains all of this instead of having to answer this tedious post.