Newbie at work -- Entire system crashes [RESOLVED]

Here’s the info:

32-bit Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
OpenSUSE 10.3
Blender 2.45
Intel G985 Express Chipset (Graphics)

When I open Blender, the screen goes black and all I see is a terminal cursor on the top-right of the screen from OpenSUSE. What’s wrong?

It worked when I installed Blender from the Software Repositories. Ah well, at least it was a quick and easy solution.