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and here is a handy web page for a SuSE user to know. It is where you can search the SuSE support data base for problems with a particular item. I typed in grub and then chose the second problem entry.
As long as bootsplash is installed and properly configured, you should be able to do it with "splash=silent" in grub's menu.lst. This was probably mentioned on jailbait's link, but it was taking too long to load for me.
Personally I prefer the "ugly" approach...I like to know what's happening on my machine.