You want the ia32 version of the driver. http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-5336.html
Here are the instructions from the Suse NVIDIA installer document link on that page.
II. SuSE Linux 8.2
SuSE Linux Desktop (SLD)
1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source' package with YaST2, update it - if not
already done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU) and configure it then
with the following commands:
make cloneconfig && make dep
2) Use the nvidia installer for 1.0-5336.
3) Configure XFree86 with
sax2 -m 0=nvidia (0 is a digit, not a letter!)
NOTE: There is no need to try to enable 3D support. It's already
enabled, when the nvidia driver is running. Ignore the
misleading error message, that 3D support can't be enabled.
This problem will be fixed with SuSE > 9.0 and is related to the
latest nvidia driver release.
Good luck -