Here is how to get the nvidia driver running on Suse and keep it running!!!
just follow the steps, this is what I did to get nvidia driver to run suse
1)go to the nvidia web site and download the driver
2)hit ctrl+alt+F1 and log in as root
3)type init 3, then install the driver ./Nvidia-***.run -q
4)type sax2 -m 0=nvidia (0=zero)
what you need to make sure is that your kernel matchs the kernel sources. The easiest way to do this is to not update your kernel with the update program.
enjoy I did this with a tnt2, the version of driver I used was 7174, if you have a old video card you should use this one
Andrew over and out