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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Using xconfig to Configure the Kernel

For simplicity’s sake, during this brisk walkthrough, this discussion assumes that you are using make xconfig and that prior to this point you have completed the first five steps in the kernel compilation checklist shown previously.

As you learned in the preceding section, you configure the kernel using make xconfig by making choices in several configuration subsection windows. Each subsection window contains specific kernel options. With hundreds of choices, the kernel is daunting to configure. We cannot really offer you detailed descriptions of which options to choose because our configuration will not match your own system and setup.

Table 20.1 provides a brief description of each subsection’s options ...

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