General questions about kernel recompilation
i recently installed gentoo and after the usual struggle with installing it, i'm ready to concentrate on non-essentials (sound,...etc)
I looked at the config file for my kernel and realized that the reason my sound and video players aren't working is probably because i forgot to include modules to support that.
i'm wondering, if i recompile the kernel, what does that change? do my settings mess up? do i have to reset certain settings? or will it just be the same except including different modules to support my sound/video?
also would people mind giving me tips on recompiling a kernel and perhaps choosing the right things to include to support my sound and video?