Its been a struggle at times and I appreciate the help from this NG
especially Vahis for his installation guide, which had I read in the
first place would have made life much easier on installation attempts
1 to 4. Suse 10.1 is now up and running and it is pretty good.
I was a bit annoyed at first as I had a lot of problems but it was
worth the effort. The Samba networking is very good, no faffing about
with config files and smb passwd stuff, it just works. No sound
problems, DVDs play as advertised, printers - even network printing
works after some fiddling.
Vast improvement on 10.0........eventually.
I will have a go at the Nvidia drivers tomorrow - that will be fun.