i just downloaded ran the acpi patch from http://acpi.sourceforge.net
. after bunziping the patch, i ran make menuconfig as per the instructions. since i am a newb and i have never seen the linux configuration options (menuconfig) i have some questions.
i see the option to use built-in[*] or Module [M], which should i use and what is the difference. i suspect that built-in will make it part of the core kernel and module will create a module. is that correct? what are the pros and cons of this selection.
if choosing module, will i need to take an extra step upon boot up to load the module. if so, can that be automated in a start file config? if that is the case, which config file will i need to edit.
sorry for all the questions, but i am learning and, actually, enjoying the journey.
btw, i am running slackware 9.1 on a toshiba laptop.