That is what I was thinking. If it doesn't work, you can simply boot up with your 2.6.5-7.282-smp kernel. Both should be listed in the grub menu. There will be both kernel module directory trees present. You may need to update or recompile other drivers after changing to a different kernel. For example, after a security update, I cd to /usr/src/packages/SPECS/ and run "sudo rpmbuild -ba ndiswrapper.spec" to produce two new ndiswrapper rpm files in /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64/. I just need to install the kernel-module-ndiswrapper package. I will also run "tiny-nvidia-installer --update" to download, compile, and install a new nvidia.ko kernel module.
Note: install the kernel source module as well. If there is a problem it may be due to the differences in mkintrd or mod-init-tools between the two distro versions. But I'm sort of quessing here.
Make sure that the new kernel works OK for you before you consider uninstalling the old version. There really isn't a reason to do that unless you are tight for space in your /boot partition. You can edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file to determine which should be the default.
Last edited by jschiwal; 12-07-2006 at 10:36 PM.