I found the easiest way to get the card working is to download the driver installer to your computer and put it into a convenient folder. Then "cd" to that folder and run it ( ./ati-driver-installer-8.16.20.run ). If you want you can install the XOrg .rpm and use yast to install it.
When using the installer just use the standard install, do not make a distro specific package.
When the install is finished run fglrxconfig and work through the steps. Leave everything as default except you monitor refresh rates, change those to what your monitor specs are, or trust that the installer can auto detect.
Now here is where I went wrong. When the config finished it made a new xorg.conf file but it did not put into the right directory to overwrite the old one. So when I rebooted I had no GUI. What I had to do was get root privilages by typing
Then I deleted the old xorg.conf out of its directory. I think it's etc/X11/
( do an ls to make sure it's in that dir.)
THen copy the newly made xorg.conf file into that dir.
cp /dir-with-new-xorg-file/xorg.conf /etc/X11/
Again "ls" to make sure the new file is in there and you should be fine.
Reboot and hope for the best
This is what I did and now I have great 3D accelleration graphics. Just realize that you can't use Sax to configure your monitor or graphics card any more. Use the ATI utility.
Hope that helps.