When I installed banshee 1.6.1 from the default repository it worked fine. But I wanted the newest version (1.8.0) for its new features and so I’ve tried both adding their (openSUSE 11.3) repository and doing it through yast and also installing it (for openSUSE 11.3) straight from their website with the “1-click install”. Both of these methods did the exact same thing, just the latter added the repository for me (much simpler/lazier).
Now, after installing banshee 1.8.0, it does not show up in the application launcher menu. So, I’m not sure how to open it and/or add it to the kickoff menu.