I had a similar issue with OpenSuSE 11. I believe that this is the GVFS (User space file system). I did a google on GVFS and waded through a boatload of information. Apparently Gnome 2.22 and later now support it. I can't remember if I used yast to uninstall it or if I had to do a complete reinstall. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
You did get that error from a shell within X? Or from console?
OpenSUSE 11 install works fine for x64
In reply to your responses.....
I've tried to do tbe install (rpm -i ....) from both a command window within the gnome desktop and from a "plain vanilla" telnet session. I assume the telnet session would have avoided any gnome or X "intereference".
I'd love to be using 64 bit, unfortunately my only machine available for this testing is a dual processor P-III, so I'm stuck with 32 bit. Based on the suspected gvfs cause of the problem, it is at least "interesting" that 64 bit would work and 32 bit not...
If I don't get a resolution soon, I'll probably have to back off to a SUSE 10 base and do more updating to get it more current.
Thanks for the info so far.