I've just got SuSE8 aswell, installation fine, usual x crap, works with nv, updated kernel and sorted everything else out,
then tried the 2960 nvidia kernel and glx for the gf4mx i bought for this machine....
I'm completely stumped, i had it running fine on 7.3 with 2.4.18 kernel, 8, it's driving me up the wall.. And i guess some others too..
Your not alone guys.
gl, and if i find the answer, i'll be sure to let u know.