I love openSUSE, but I hate its default font rendering. On openSUSE 11.3, I am obtaining good results with the SubpixelHinting - openSUSE Community Wiki together with http://www.infinality.net/files/local.conf. However, the previous repo doesn’t have packages for 11.4. I know that there are some personal packages in the build service, but soon after the 11.3 release they pulled these personal packages because they might violate a patent. So where is a reliable, easy source for installing the best libraries for smooth fonts with subpixel hinting?
If you actually drill up and down the repo, you should see that the repos are pretty much identical. I’m not saying you should, but you could add the above 11.3 repo manually. And my guess is it will do what you need.
But I have the fonts from install and they are fantastic.