Originally posted by Andy Mecham
This is why we provide the kernel SRPM and source tarball; if there isn't a precompiled binary RPM available for your specific kernel, you'll need to rebuild one for your system. As long as you're using a kernel with a matching kernel source tree (which is pretty easy to do if you're using up2date, as long as you keep kernel-source up2date as well), rebuilding the SRPM is painless.
When you are a newbie like I am, a kernel update
is painful when trying to rebuild the nvidia drivers and reload them. I could rebuild the drivers against the source, but when I tried to update and install them, I would get driver already loaded. I saw someone else's post about --force and that worked.
I am sorry, but as a Windows 2000 administrator, we could not deploy this OS on the desktop and maintain the OS and drivers as easily as WIN2k.
On the other hand, I am learning a lot about Linux and being challenged to find solutions.