if you are going to use that very old kernel you will have plenty of work if I was you I would use the ndiswrapper program and use your windows inf driver.
this link is to the drivers for your system. this is from there hp linux site for just that mini note book. let me know. befor you do any thing I want you to open a terminal and as root type iwconfig. this will show if your wifi is up. and if not type
then type ifconfig. if you see a wlan0 than it is up. if not do a ifconfig eth1 up and then do a ifconfig if you see a eth1 then type iwconfig. and it will show your device. now if that all works you do not need to reinstall the factory drivers you need to open suse's net work manager what is that all yast or yum not sure go in and configure your card for auto dhcp now when you go to a wifi hot spot with a open connection it will connect. if not it will come back and ask you for the connection pass phrase acording to every tech thing I read about that mini note book it is set to go and you just need to creat a setup for the net device.you will be in yast and then you will see your hard ware and configure it.