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I am trying to compile my kernel and prepare it for wireless internet. However some of the options are not selectable. Specifically: Networking ---> --- Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack ...
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    Why are some Kernel options disabled?


    I am trying to compile my kernel and prepare it for wireless internet. However some of the options are not selectable. Specifically:

    Networking --->
    --- Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack
    --- IEEE 802.11 WEP encryption

    I'm using the "make menuconfig" to set up the kernel. Prior to this I entered "emerge wireless-tools ipw2100-firmware".

    Can anyone give me a pointer as to how to make these options selectable? I'm hoping to select them like the following:

    Networking --->
    <M> Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack
    <M> IEEE 802.11 WEP encryption

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    Ok, to figure out why options are disabled you can press / and then type 802.

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    they are not disabled, they are submenus or sections
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    If you can't select something, that means that something else depends on that being built in the kernel, so it automatically selects it for you.

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