I had problems installing fglrx 8.11 under opensuse 11.1, so I am running radeonhd for now, which is okay for me since I am not a gamer.
Actually, the problem's been solved by simply re-installing catalyst 11 (using the automated ATI- installation) and then:
1. rm /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so --- and
2. ln -s /usr/lib64/dri/fglrx_dri.so /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so
As you can see from the above I am running the AMD 64 Bit version of Opensuse 11.1 RC1, which didn't take it lightly that catalyst had previously tried to load the 32-Bit dri.
Now fglrx works like a charme. However, after my short stint with rqadeonhd I must admit that I am very impressed with the progress the radeonhd - developers make.