---- PLEASE use small words and maybe draw me pictures!
Yesterday I finally managed to conquer the grey log-on screen and make KDM work... beautiful, great, fine.
Linux ran great all day and I decided to configure my scanner... all continued to be good so I shut down and went to bed.
This morning I booted up and the KDE log-on screen came up without anything saying "Failed" in the right hand column, I tried to sign on and discovered that my mouse wasn't working... tabbed to the password entry, typed it in and hit enter... The screen flickered a couple of times and returned to the KDM log-on. I tried a couple more times and finally Root worked, but not my normal user-name.
Had a pointer... but still no mouse.
I punched keys until I found a shortcut to the run command and started Yast, tabbed around to the mouse configuration and found that everything looked okay. Hit alt-c and poof, the mouse started working. Fine.
Logged out of "Root" and returned to log-on and again had no mouse.
To keep it short: I can only log-on as the root user and the mouse has to be configured every time I log on.
Any bright ideas?