I read from wireless developers that I have to run
make menuconfig command to change some configuration of the wireless driver (enable/disable something). After changing, do I have to recompile the kernel to give effect to changes? If I have to, how to compile?
First of all you have to get the kernel sources. Please have a look at the answer to »Getting the kernel source in Ubuntu«. It shows you where to get the sources. If you used the command
You might also need several other packages. This command installs all needed:
Now you should change into the directory where your kernel sources reside. If you downloaded it with
In the next step you should copy your existing kernel config file to the source tree:
And now you can execute
and enter your changes. Please see also the site GitKernelBuild in the Ubuntu wiki for more advice. After you saved your changes you can compile your new kernel:
and if you enter
You can look here for more instructions for a Debian specific way.
This site has more generic instructions, which look a lot more familiar: