first off... get a card based on an nvidia chipset...
now, the main stuff is ripped from the SUSE readme that came with the drivers.. so im not taking credit at all really. i just want others to see this guide quicker than i did. perhaps it will make somebodies life a little easier.
i started with a clean install of 9.2 pro. during the install i added gcc, kernel-source, and make. you can do that by searching the packages. these are very important.
after the install i immediately downloaded the rpm's available at SuSE's ftp..
what you want to do is log in as root to KDE.. then hit ctrl+alt+f4, if that doesnt shut down X... run a shell type init 3.
by now you are at the CLI. log in again. (as root)
cd to the location of the driver rpm's and run rpm -Uhv fglrx*.rpm
next we update the kernel module (if you have updated prior to installing this make sure the source is the same as the kernel you are running. if they are different obviously it wont work. simply go back to YaST/YoU and d/l the correct kernel-source.)
cd to /usr/src/linux
rm -f .config
rm -rf /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx
go back to your driver rpm directory.
this time run rpm -Uhv km_fglrx*.rpm
now we compile the kernel module sources.
cd to /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx
KERNEL_SOURCE=/usr/src/linux make modules
KERNEL_SOURCE=/USR/SRC/linux make install
on to the configuration... (remember you are still in init 3)
sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx -b /usr/X11R6/lib/sax/profile/firegl -i
to enable 3d support...
run vi /etc/X11/XF86Config... scroll down to the section called "Module" and make sure it says Load "dri"
now run fglrxconfig (remember you are configureing this in root... mine did not apply to the regular user, so i had to run fglxconfig again. what i did was log in as the user.. pull up a shell, ran su, then ran init 3. logged in again as the usr at the CLI, su, and ran fglrxconfig.) i really hope that made sense... lol.
the key things with the config is to make sure you do not use the internal agpgart. make sure you are do not set a resolution higher than your monitor can support, check the refresh rates aswell as you will need that info.
and another thing, it will ask about multisampling and AA... do not force on all applications.. this will greatly reduce performance. the drivers simply do not deliever for the card right now so it isnt worth it. for example running glxgears with forced multisampling got me around 1500 fps... without its around 3600 fps.
now you sould be finished....
run init 5 to get back to X.
have a nice day..