OK. After several delays (work, remodeling, etc.) I have OpenSuse 10.3
up and running. I followed the suggestions given and did a fresh
install. Thanks to all for their help.

Still learning Linux: I've only been using it for about six months
now. In the process I've gotten my girlfriend and her three kids
hooked on Linux [and not on drugs ].

Hmmm... Linux and M$... Linux is Doctor Who, M$ is The Master, and
they battle it out across Time and Space. Oh, wait! In the episode
"The Last of the Timelords" The Master was shot and killed, right?
Hmmm...

Thomas