I went through it at home on a clean install of opensuse 13.1 VM without a hitch. Come to work, spin up a 12.3 SLES VM and can't get anything to work. mysql-python was installed via zypper which was fine but python can't find it when I go to do the import.
Same with the mysql connector from mysql's site. Installed via RPM package fine but can't find the module when I go to import.