It is just a guess, but when there are Video problems, other odd things can also happen. I have found it is best to do a video test during the install and if you have odd colors, a missing mouse or any other odd thing, then reduce the default colors to a lower value and/or reduce the screen resolution. Once you find a configuration that works and get your system up and running, load the nVidia video driver (1.0-8762 is the latest) and use it instead of the Update version you can find in Yast. Except for some Kernel updates that overwrite the driver, I have had the best luck using the nVidia driver for their video cards which you can get directly from nVidia.
In your present state, I keep thinking I would try and reload one more time, wipe the entire partition where you are loading SLED 10 and when you get to the point of seeing your video setup, test it and make sure it works before you let it go any further. Download the nVidia driver and burn it to a CD or put it on a different partition you can read from after the SLED 10 installtion.
To install the driver you must exit KDE or GNOME, using the terminal command "INIT 3" to exit X or if X is not running, still issue the INIT 3 command as the nVidia driver expects this to be your run level when it is started. You must use the root password to use the INIT 3 command. Further, when the command is done, you must log in again with the root password. Change to the folder where you have saved the nVidia driver and enter the command:
for 32 bit:
for 64 bit:
Just follow the prompts and reboot the computer when done.
Also, be VERY careful about adding in installation sources to SLED 10. Besides the update one you get during the install, you can add http://packman.unixheads.com/suse/10.1
and get your MP3 and video files updated (xine/amarok/mplayer) and seperately load the dvdcsslib file for DVD playback. But after that, I would remove packman and I would NOT update any files except from the default Novell update source. SLED 10 is very simular to SuSE 10.1 and will load its files, but very odd things will start to happen and the whole OS will go downhill very fast.
The idea about SLED 10 is to have a very stable version of Linux, your noted problems not withstanding, and it is not intended to have the very latest versions of programs loaded on it. You can get your multimedia working with Packman, but otherwise only load security updates posted by Novell and nothing else.
James D. McDaniel