Well I rebuilt the module and it did compile which was great. Now however.. After configuring the driver using Sax2 The X server fails with the following error.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to allocate config DMA context
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
I'm still in the process of digging up the answer to this one... Just thought I'd update this thread for anyone using SUSE 8.2 and having the same frustration.