default or selected kernelversion does not have config value CONFIG_NET_POCKET.
Result is shown for kernelversion 6.2.5

Pocket and portable adapters


Linux Kernel Configuration
└─>Device Drivers
└─>Network device support
└─>Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)
└─>Parallel port support
└─>Pocket and portable adapters
In linux kernel since version 2.6.12  
Cute little network (Ethernet) devices which attach to the parallel
port ("pocket adapters"), commonly used with laptops. If you have
one of those, say Y and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from

If you want to plug a network (or some other) card into the PCMCIA
(or PC-card) slot of your laptop instead (PCMCIA is the standard for
credit card size extension cards used by all modern laptops), you
need the pcmcia-cs package (location contained in the file
Documentation/Changes) and you can say N here.

Laptop users should read the Linux Laptop home page at
<> or
Tuxmobil - Linux on Mobile Computers at <>.

Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
the questions about this class of network devices. If you say Y, you
will be asked for your specific device in the following questions.