Originally Posted by lazlow
You can install the older version without any issue to the system(no need to remove newer one). Unfortunately in order to use yum to install it you have to give the FULL name of the rpm. This is where a gui comes in handy. Both yummex(most popular) and smart (my preference) are in the repos. They will show you all versions of all packages that are in the repo(not just the most current).
Why not just upgrade the running kernel to the current release?
The client doesn't want to do that yet (upgrade kernel). I downloaded both the headers and the devel as rpm packages but I didn't want to install them until I was sure it wouldn't hurt anything currently running on the system. Thank you again for all of your help, its greatly appreciated.