I found this in the Novell forums. I had the same problem after the YAST update on a new dell 700m. I found that after the yast update, my defaults had changed.
This link might work, but I'll include the text.
Thomas Schneider adjusted his/her tin foil beanie and asbestos underwear
> if installed sucessfully the 9.3 and and it works perfekt until i did
> a YOU update and installed the "Nvidia Display" driver via YOU.
> After insalling it and rebooting the KDE doesn`t come up. I only get
> now the xserver with this terrible gray background and after login i
> can start via xterm the kde (with startkde).
> if i run down to init leve 3 and starting Sax2 erverything is working
> perfekt and it displayes the right card "nvidia 5600 ultra".
> how can i get this kde working again? any idea?
This is from another user:-
If you configure your Monitor, Display, Graphics Card using YAST/SAX,
config files in /etc/sysconfig will be reset from kdm/kde to xdm/twm:
/etc/sysconfig/displaymanager Line 9:
DISPLAYMANAGER="xdm", should be
/etc/sysconfig/windowmanager Line 9:
DEFAULT_WM="twm", should be
After changing these entries back to kdm/kde,
reset your xserver [ctrl-alt-backspace] and you'll get the kde login
SuSE is working on this issue, but I've not set a patch yet.
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