Some programs don't work after updating the kernel via up2date
I'm using Red Hat 8.0 and I'm quite happy with it. I have a question regarding the kernel updates via up2date.
When the updates are available, I download and install them as usual. I've noticed that some components no longer work with the new kernel. For example, I have VMware installed and when I use the new kernel (2.4.18.-18) it doesn't work anymore. But when I use the original kernel in which I installed this software, it runs without problems. Similar things happen with other packages.
The question is: Is there something that I have to do after I install a new kernel via up2date? Do I have to recompile my packages to suit the new kernel (this option sucks...)? Am I missing something?
Thanks for your help.