I was trying to install/enable drivers for my ATI video card in OpenSUSE:
1. In my case the typical 1-click-installs
2. The best way (I guess) is to do it the hard way
-- download the driver from the ATI site and manually configure/build/install it; This guide
worked for me. Note: for openSUSE 11.1, instead of 103 use 111)
3. All the desktop effects are working now and as a welcome side-effect, openoffice.org is not crashing anymore like it...