For anyone that might have missed this, I wrote a script file (File Editor With Root or User Permissions - fewrup) that adds the ability to edit system files from Dolphin with root permissions. The very last post in this thread made by me is where you need to look.
File Editor With Root or User Permissions Script File (fewrup) - Page 2 - openSUSE Forums
I would request that anyone with time, create this script file and determine if there are any issues under openSUSE 11.3. Let me know about them for future modifications of this script. I have been using it without a problem so far, but all comments are welcome.