if this is OpenSUSE 11.2 -- it is VERY dead
-- SEE the "lifetime wiki page"
opensuse 11.2 went "End Of Life" back in -- May of 2011
the current and only supported versions of OpenSUSE are 12.2 and 12.3
if this is NOT
OpenSUSE but instead SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop / Server ( SELD / SELS ) 11 service pack 2
That is supported but it is NOT opensuse
SELS and SELD are not "Free" you need a support contract
for OpenSUSE 11.2 there is NO new software ,most of the old repos are now dead and not online
that IS going to cause "zypper" to fail
some things can be ?? sort of ? , Maybe ? updated using "Evergreen "
but installing a supported version of OpenSUSE is the BEST option
OpenSUSE 12.2 or 12.3