Karsten Keil 78acb431e8 * have a seperate config directory for firmware
* have a seperate config directory for card tools
2005-02-21 17:52:09 +00:00
lxdialog Use "/bin/echo" instead of just "echo" as some shells' builtin echo 2002-01-31 20:05:09 +00:00
Menuconfig use /bin/echo instead of plain echo as e.g. ash's echo doesn't grok -e 2002-07-04 10:52:18 +00:00
README.Menuconfig Changed my mail-address. 1999-09-06 08:03:27 +00:00 * have a seperate config directory for firmware 2005-02-21 17:52:09 +00:00
defconfig * have a seperate config directory for firmware 2005-02-21 17:52:09 +00:00
isdncause A perl script that takes a cause (e.g. E0222) 2000-09-12 12:34:03 +00:00 isdnctrl0 symlink is now made relative 2000-02-24 13:29:26 +00:00 Added capability to edit .config by hand, and process those changes with 1998-08-01 20:01:24 +00:00


Menuconfig is borrowed from the linux kernel configuration.

Menu items beginning with [*] or [ ] represent features 
configured to be built in or removed respectively. Items
beginning with < > are disabled items depending on another

To change any of these features, highlight it with the cursor 
keys and press <Y> to build it in or <N> to removed it. You may
also press the <Space Bar> to cycle through the available options
(ie. Y->N->Y). 

Items beginning with numbers or other text within parenthesis or
double quotes can be changed by highlighting the item and pressing
<Enter>. Then enter the new parameter into the dialog box that pops up.

Some additional keyboard hints:

o  Use the Up/Down arrow keys (cursor keys) to highlight the item 
   you wish to change or submenu wish to select and press <Enter>.
   Submenus are designated by "--->".

   Shortcut: Press the option's highlighted letter (hotkey).
             Pressing a hotkey more than once will sequence
             through all visible items which use that hotkey.

   You may also use the <PAGE UP> and <PAGE DOWN> keys to scroll
   unseen options into view.

o  To exit a menu use the cursor keys to highlight the <Exit> button
   and press <ENTER>.  

   Shortcut: Press <ESC><ESC> or <E> or <X> if there is no hotkey
             using those letters.  You may press a single <ESC>, but
             there is a delayed response which you may find annoying.

   Also, the <TAB> and cursor keys will cycle between <Select>,
   <Exit> and <Help>

o  To get help with an item, use the cursor keys to highlight <Help>
   and Press <ENTER>.

   Shortcut: Press <H> or <?>.

Radiolists  (Choice lists)
o  Use the cursor keys to select the option you wish to set and press
   <S> or the <SPACE BAR>.

   Shortcut: Press the first letter of the option you wish to set then
             press <S> or <SPACE BAR>.

o  To see available help for the item, use the cursor keys to highlight
   <Help> and Press <ENTER>.

   Shortcut: Press <H> or <?>.

   Also, the <TAB> and cursor keys will cycle between <Select> and

Data Entry
o  Enter the requested information and press <ENTER>
   If you are entering hexadecimal values, it is not necessary to
   add the '0x' prefix to the entry.

o  For help, use the <TAB> or cursor keys to highlight the help option
   and press <ENTER>.  You can try <TAB><H> as well.

Text Box    (Help Window)
o  Use the cursor keys to scroll up/down/left/right.  The VI editor
   keys h,j,k,l function here as do <SPACE BAR> and <B> for those
   who are familiar with less and lynx.

o  Press <E>, <X>, <Enter> or <Esc><Esc> to exit.

Final Acceptance
YOUR CHANGES ARE NOT FINAL.  You will be given a last chance to
confirm them prior to exiting Menuconfig.

If Menuconfig quits with an error while saving your configuration,
you may look in the file .menuconfig.log for information which may
help you determine the cause.

Alternate Configuration Files
Menuconfig supports the use of alternate configuration files for
those who, for various reasons, find it necessary to switch 
between different package configurations.

At the end of the main menu you will find two options.  One is
for saving the current configuration to a file of your choosing.
The other option is for loading a previously saved alternate

Even if you don't use alternate configuration files, but you 
find during a Menuconfig session that you have completely messed
up your settings, you may use the "Load Alternate..." option to
restore your previously saved settings from ".config" without 
restarting Menuconfig.

Other information
The windowing utility, lxdialog, will only be rebuilt if your
source tree is fresh, or changes are patched into it via a
patch or you do 'make mrproper'.  If changes to lxdialog are patched
in, most likely the rebuild time will be short.  You may force a
complete rebuild of lxdialog by changing to it's directory and doing
'make clean all'

If you use Menuconfig in an XTERM window make sure you have your 
$TERM variable set to point to a xterm definition which supports color.
Otherwise, Menuconfig will look rather bad.  Menuconfig will not 
display correctly in a RXVT window because rxvt displays only one
intensity of color, bright.

Menuconfig will display larger menus on screens or xterms which are
set to display more than the standard 25 row by 80 column geometry.
In order for this to work, the "stty size" command must be able to 
display the screen's current row and column geometry.  I STRONGLY
RECOMMEND that you make sure you do NOT have the shell variables
LINES and COLUMNS exported into your environment.  Some distributions
export those variables via /etc/profile.  Some ncurses programs can
become confused when those variables (LINES & COLUMNS) don't reflect
the true screen size.

NOTICE:  lxdialog requires the ncurses libraries to compile.  If you
         don't already have ncurses you really should get it.

         The makefile for lxdialog attempts to find your ncurses
         header file.  Although it should find the header for older
         versions of ncurses, it is probably a good idea to get the
         latest ncurses anyway. 

         If you have upgraded your ncurses libraries, MAKE SURE you
         remove the old ncurses header files.  If you don't you
         will most certainly get a segmentation fault.

WARNING: It is not recommended that you change any defines in
         lxdialog's header files.  If you have a grayscale display and
         are brave, you may tinker with color.h to tune the colors to
         your preference.

         There have been some compatibility problems reported with
         older versions of bash and sed.  I am trying to work these
         out but it is preferable that you upgrade those utilities.

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If you prefer to have all of the options listed in a single
menu, rather than the default multimenu hierarchy, you may edit the
Menuconfig script and change the line "single_menu_mode="  to 

This mode is not recommended unless you have a fairly fast machine.

The windowing support utility (lxdialog) is a VERY modified version of
the dialog utility by Savio Lam <>.  Although lxdialog
is significantly different from dialog, I have left Savio's copyrights
intact.  Please DO NOT contact Savio with questions about lxdialog.
He will not be able to assist.
I also made a small modification to support string entries without
being messed up by entering shell-variables or printf-formats.

Please feel free to send any questions, comments or suggestions to