Is pyopencv (pyopencv - Python bindings for OpenCV 2.x using Boost.Python and NumPy - Google Project Hosting) which is a lot better openCV wrapper of python available in any of the openSuse repos?
Use the version from packman, the openSUSE version is tweaked.
PackMan :: Package details for opencv
What I have mentioned is the completely different opencv wrappers. I am already using the one available in Packman.