It was my last option, and I still think it’s an illogical kludge, but it works. I once again ran the /etc/sysconfig editor, and went to System >> kernel. There I was able to get through openSUSE’s thick skull and convince it that loading the “fuse” module is actually a Good Idea ™. Doubly so when people like myself install programs such as ntfs-3g and fusesmb, that cannot possibly run without the fuse module.
So how about a dialog next time I install fuse? Just a warning that fuse may not be good for the system, perhaps include a like to a website with more details, and then present these three options:
- Abort the installation of fuse
- Install fuse, but do not load it on boot
- Install fuse, and load it on boot
Or something like that. Whatever. I’m going to watch Seinfeld now.