In my rant last week, I complained about how the Nvidia installer uninstalled the video driver for previous kernels. Some people said this wasn't so. This morning I installed kernel 2849 via yum. When I ran it, I was forced to build a new driver using the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9629-pkg1.run installer. This is the same installer that I used with my 2835 kernel last week. When I did the install this morning, I received the following. (From my /var/log/nvidia-installer.log) "> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 1.0- 9629). As part of installing this driver (version: 1.0-9629), the existing driver will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will a bort installation) (Answer: Yes)" So it appears that one must un install the driver for the previous kernel to install a driver for the current kernel. Just to be sure, I tried running kernel 2835 and X windows will not start for it. So the previous driver does get un installed, even though the same installer is being used. This causes me a lot of grief. If anyone knows of a work around for this problem, I'd love to hear it. Thanks. -- Kim Lux, Diesel Research Inc.