driver problems with abit ix38 Quad GT?

At the moment I’m using openSuSE 11.0 x86-64bit with no problems.
(my standard linux distro)
But I like to test other distributions and there something strange(for me :slight_smile: )happens. All other distros are stopping during the first booting before the install-prg runs. (experienced by ubuntu, mandrake, fedora…all the latest version) It seems to me to be a driver problem, but I’ve never got an error message to see what is the problem.
I am using following hardware:
abit ix38 quadgt as motherboard
intel core 2 quad q9300 as CPU
ATI Radeon HD 3870
Samsung HD753LJ as HDD
What’s the difference between suse and the other distros? What kind of problem could it be?
Thank you for answering in advance jdefner