I don't know why Novell uses mono with ZEN, but like with all new things, there will be many problems. I have had this problem show up so many times, I just quit using ZEN and am slowly getting fed up with YAST. SMART Package Manager is much better and makes updating so much easier. Here is the link: http://www.tweakhound.com/linux/suse...stalling_1.htm
The section dealing with SMART is toward the bottom.