Originally Posted by Jamesscn
...konsole appears without a close button and asks me to log in.
I presume that this isn't really konsole (and please tell me if I'm wrong, because this makes a big difference to which problem we are trying to cure).
What I think is going on is that you are seeing a real command-line terminal shell; in comparison, konsole is an emulated command line shell that runs under X-windows. If you run 'ps -ef' it will give you an idea of what programs are running (there may be many of them) and my guess is that konsole isn't one of them.
If there are too many for one screen, you could feed the output to less, or get the system to do the work
ps -ef | grep -i onsol
will return any programs which have details that include the specified string, in this case 'onsol' (the ps -ef command will include this, but as it is less the full string 'konsole' the difference ought to be very apparent).
Equally, my bet is that you don't have anything to do with x windows running, so you could try the same thing with x or the display manager.