I got so far with installing SuSE 10, even managing to get sound working temporarily. I believed my search for a working, professionally built distro compatible with my system may have ended.
Then, I decided to look for kjots. For the uninitiated, kjots is a very handy notebook. A place to jot down (or paste) all the small tidbits of information one comes across and organise them into books and titled pages.
Finding files on Suse seems unnecessarily complicated but eventually I found some configuration files. In Help, which usually isn't helpful, I even found a manual describing how to use kjots - which I already know. But, after looking in all places likely and unlikely, including a file search and checking the software installation tool, I have discovered the installation contains no executable named kjots (properly described in one kjots file as the programme name). Incredible but true.
I have filed an issue but for me, that's the end of any thought of using SuSE. Sad, because after Mandriva, it seems to me to be a carefully designed distro.