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Howto configure the Linux kernel / arch / i386


For a description of the syntax of this configuration file,
see Documentation/kbuild/kconfig-language.txt.

"Linux Kernel Configuration"


  • Option: X86_32
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off)
    • default y
      This is Linux's home port. Linux was originally native to the Intel 386, and runs on all the later x86 processors including the Intel 486, 586, Pentiums, and various instruction-set-compatible chips by AMD, Cyrix, and others.


  • Option: SEMAPHORE_SLEEPERS
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off)
    • default y


  • Option: X86
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off)
    • default y


  • Option: MMU
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off)
    • default y


  • Option: SBUS
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off)


  • Option: UID16
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off)
    • default y


  • Option: GENERIC_ISA_DMA
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off)
    • default y


  • Option: GENERIC_IOMAP
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off)
    • default y


  • Option: ARCH_MAY_HAVE_PC_FDC
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off)
    • default y






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Power management options (ACPI, APM)Edit

Howto configure the Linux kernel/Power management options (ACPI, APM)


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