NOTE* When Installing to OpenSuse11.1 , REMEMBER to Do the step for CHOWN tomcat:tomcat to the alfresco directories and the data directory in which you setup for the data of alfresco to be installed. Also, as a precaution, due to the fact that OpenSuse11.1 Has default Java-Openjdk active, you will need to uninstall OpenJDK and install Sun-Java6-1.6.0 and let it update so that it makes the active java ---> point to java-sun-java6-1.6.0 vs. the openjdk alternative. If you do not do this step, your alfresco will error out with 'Unknown Language Error for All' and will fail.
Steps for this to be inserted above :
After install : 1. Remove OpenJDK from the Suseinstallation using Software Manager or Yast. 2. Search for latest version of Sun-Java6-1.6.0 or similiar and install that. 3. Then configure as noted above and things should work fine.