After a rough time trying to get XGL working with Suse 10.1 i decided to switch back to Fedora which i have been using for over a year now. to my plesent surprise i found out that i could install XGL on fedora too so i went for it. this is done by ework at fedoraforums. simple proceedure really but in the end it was effective as these would prove.
I experienced some problems with certain programs. Mercury, my java based messenger showed up as a blank screen and xine is giving trouble with certain clips and its external controller is comming all screwed up so for now i am using Mplayer which is running perfectly stable.