From Linux.com: "Before an unsuspecting victim was selected from the audience, Brian explained a few things that you have to
do to prepare for recompiling your kernel. One of the most important things to do is check to see exactly what
type of hardware you have on your computer. When you configure the kernel for your system, you have to be
able to tell it what hardware you have on your system, so that it knows how to communicate with your specific
system. Take a look at all of the files in /proc. This will have all of the information about your system, just make
sure you know how to interpret it. Also, you can find out exactly what you have if you keep all of the
paperwork that companies send you with your computer or with the different components."
February 15, 2001