During Google I came across a thread in our Forum and picked up on, following which I guess answers the question
[gert@KDE-mini-kernel3x ~]$ rpm -qa | grep nvidia
Above system of course runs the nouveau driver now.
[root@KDE-mini-Cprog gert]# rpm -qa | grep nouveau
I am going back to my kernel-2.6 environment and repeating the above for comparison. Just using Synaptic I could not make out any difference in nvidia components.
My kernel 126.96.36.199-pclos3.bfs system (this has now picked up some funny colour splash lines on boot, which I can't see has anything to do with the kernel-3.2.15 I have compiled but I am keeping this in mind)
[root@KDE-mini-Cprog gert]# rpm -qa | grep nvidia
I take back the comment on seeing the same in Synaptic for the two installs.