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Old 08-22-03, 11:50 AM   #6
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Default Binary package and Compiling the source

Mainstream linux distros use most of the time(meaning not all the time) a binary package system. Namely when you install a new or updated binary package(RPM for Redhat and mandrake, SuSE package, DEB for debian....) on your system, everything is already compiled for you. They did the compiling on their system, not yours... So in your case, yes, YaST probably updated your kernel. But then, the pre-compiled nvidia kernel gateway modules provided with the nvidia driver became useless...
Hopefully, all that may be improved with kernel module versioning in the brand new 2.6 kernel...
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