I looked around a couple of forums and google, but I can't seem to find a black and white answer. When I do a kernel update am I required to reinstall the broadcom b43 modules and reinstall the nvidia drivers as well, or does it do all of that automatically?
In LMDE and Debian you must do so each kernel update (major update...like going from 2.6.32 to 2.6.39). I have to do so for the proprietary driver as well. Ubuntu based Mint doesn't change kernel versions throughout a releases cycle so you don't have to worry about it. All you get with theirs are minor version upgrades (126.96.36.199-11 to 188.8.131.52-12, for example).
So I do I have to download them again, or are they still cached locally on my system? I might just blacklist the kernel from upadting because it took me awhile to get my wifi working, and I don't want that headache again.