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Old 11-02-2005, 12:25 PM   #1
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No auto login to KDE suse 10.0

I did some YOU updates and when I rebooted I had an X Window failure. I read the forums, did some repairs and now am at the point where X Window seems ok.

I get a yellow/brown terminal(?) screen on top of a totally black screen. I type "startkde" and KDE comes up. In KDE I now have a white terminal(?again is this correct terminology) and also the previous yellow/brown terminal screen too that updates as I launch various apps.

If I close the white window, everythings ok. If I close the yellow/brownish window then I go back to square 1 and have to type "startkde" again to get KDE to run.

I have gotten good at 2 or 3 things in Suse 10.0 since I installed it:
1) Getting my Linksys wireless card to work with ndiswrapper.
2) Finding and installing several applications that either work or crash the system.
3) Totally reinstalling Suse 10.0 from scratch.

The white and colored windows both have a big red 'X" in the upper left corners, so I figure it's somethig to do with the X window system. My question is. is there a simple way to get me back to where KDE logs me in automatically and gets rid of the annoying other windows on my desktop?

So far repairing and updating Suse has been useless from the boot from cd method. The only thing that does work is reinstalling . Then of course I need to get the updates, find the applications that I downloaded AGAIN (simple stuff like yahoo messenger and mplayer).

Can someone help? Perhaps post a few links? Also, should I go ahead and quit using Suse 10.0 and use 9.3 instead until the bugs are worked out and an updated version of 10 comes out? It seems that, for my uses, Suse 10 is a bit fragile, kind of like NT4.0 was with it's occasional BSOD's when you so much as changed a PCI card.


Last edited by supwiddiss; 11-02-2005 at 01:32 PM.
Old 11-02-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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Do you have an accelerated graphics such as nVidia? One of the updates might include an installation of a replacement of the X server but you have to edit the xf86config file to point to the new one. This happened to me on a fresh install that did not initially include the replacement.


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