How Do I "Enable Kernel Options"?

Dave M G martin at
Mon Oct 17 12:45:51 UTC 2005

Ubuntu Users,

	1. Situation
	While attempting to install my Wacom tablet, I cam across this web page
which seems to indicate that the 2.6.12 kernel will be able to support
my table "out of the box", without having to do lengthy configuration
	The web page is here;
	And the quote in question is this:
"Well, with kernel I haven't got any headache Just enable 2
options in kernel config and my tablet worked out of the box with the
open source driver, try it the next time"

	2. Problems
	Of course I searched the Internet for clues about what this meant, but
I have no been able to determine what exactly it means to "enable kernel
options", except that it seems to involve rebuilding the kernel.
	I've downloaded the kernel source, but I don't know what I should do
with it.

	3. Questions
	I think what I'm looking for is this:
"Features to enable in kernel :
Device Drivers/USB support/Wacom Intuos/Graphire tablet support
Device Drivers/Input device support/Event interface"
	How do I enable these features?
	Does this involve rebuilding the kernel? If so, is that a task that
comes with any dangers?

	Thank you in advance for any advice.

Dave M G

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