Get vim-rails either download the rails.vim from “vim.org”:http://www.vim.org or clone vim-rails from “github.com”:http://www.github.com. Follow the instructions on the vim.org site or in the README on GitHub, installing the files into the appropriate VIM folder, probably ~/.vim/.
Note that I had the following VIM packages installed: * vim-enhanced * vim-base
Before you try anything further!
Additionally I needed to install vim-data. Afterwards you will find a plethora of scripts in /usr/share/vim/current/syntax, I initially had tried installing some of these for example xhtml.vim from vim.org and experienced much grief. Eventually I realized I just needed to install the Suse package mentioned above.
Once I start to become a vim-rails ninja I might post another blog on my findings, good and bad habits.