I've installed the ATI drivers for my card. Everything seemed to install fine. I was asked to go to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod and run make.sh then switch to /lib/modules/fglrx and run make_install.sh. So I did that, ran fglrxconfig, and everything seemed fine. I restarted X and ran fglrxinfo in the terminal and got:
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 4.0.4
so it looks like it's working, but any programs requiring openGL still tell me no 3D accelerator is installed. Plus, I'm still having the same MPlayer problem.
I tried running fglrxinfo as root from a terminal window and got:
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified
Error: unable to open display :0
So I have no clue why the driver isn't working (or maybe it is and Suse doesn't know? That seems unlikely) and I still am having this MPlayer problem, which is happening with both MPlayer and gMPlayer.