I've just got a Wacom Graphire 3 USB tablet, and tried to install it on SuSE 9.2 (x86_64 version for Athlon 64). However, X did crash whenever I tried to load the wacom driver. I then downloaded the source from the Linux Wacom Project, and tried to compile that one. That was more difficult than expected, since several options are set wrong. Fortunately, I found some hints on the net, to solve that Makefile problem. This is the diff file.
For all of you who want to just use the driver, here's a binary of the wacom_drv.o (31k). gunzip this file, and copy it to usrX11R6/lib64/modules/input/wacom_drv.o, and things should work.