I installed suse 8.1 a while back and had trouble with nvidia drivers for my geforce 2 card.
Well, i finally fixed the problem only to find another....
once the official nvidia drivers were installed, i got the 3d hardware acceleration working, however i began having problems with kde. Konqueror and kmail would randomly crash. And when they went they'd take down the whole system; i'd be able to move the mouse cursor, but everything on screen and the keyboard froze. At first I just thought that it was running slowly, so as an experiment, I let it sit for an hour, and nothing had changed. I had no choice but to do a hardboot.
I'm pretty sure that it has something to do with KDE's rendering of html, since Konqueror and kmail cause the problem. The crash usually occurs if I'm trying to scroll down a webpage. I'll move the scrollbar, konq will freeze while it's trying to redraw the page. Kmail causes a freeze when i click on a message and the preview appears, but it happens really randomly.
I've alleviated the problem somewhat by turning off html completely in kmail, and using mozilla/galeon/phoenix instead of konq. but mozilla is really slow, and galeon/phoenix look really bad with suse (font rendering is crap).
I'm very much considering going back to the original nv driver, but I'm afraid that might cause even more problems, and I know I'd miss the wonderful GL games.
Someone please help me.... I want my konqueror back