Re: Black stripe on my monitor
Try to add the lines:
Option "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = default, Dithering = default"
in the driver section of the XF86Config. I have no idea what else might be going on, although its about time the driver got this right by itself. Also when installing with suse make sure its loading the driver you installed by hand instead of the driver it installed. I had several issues with suse over that. You might want to try editing the loading of the modules as specified in the other thread on this issue.