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    Default No session choice at log in

    OK, first of all I am definately a noob. Used Linux awhile back just to play then stopped for several years.
    I have a clean install of OpenSUSE 11 on an old dell laptop with an external moniter attached. I have KDE3.5 and Gnome installed. I installed KDE 4.1.1 by 1-click. I boot fine and everything works except I have no sessions button on my log in screen or any other options normally there. I had the same software setup on my toshiba laptop and can switch sessions but it is packed and going back for a bios corruption (I cant tell where to crack open the case ) Am I just stuck with KDE 3.5 or is their a way to fix this? Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

    Robin

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    Default Re: No session choice at log in

    Hi, reinstalling kdm might solve the problem.

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    Default Re: No session choice at log in

    Check that you have the kdebase4-session package installed.

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    According to yast2 I have the
    kdebase4-session
    as well as
    kde4-kdm
    and kde4-kdm-branding opensuse
    all installed so still not sure whats up
    As an FYI I also have gnome and can't get to that either

    Robin

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    Default Re: No session choice at log in

    Quote Originally Posted by leannan
    According to yast2 I have the
    kdebase4-session
    as well as
    kde4-kdm
    and kde4-kdm-branding opensuse
    all installed so still not sure whats up
    As an FYI I also have gnome and can't get to that either

    Robin
    Hi
    So what is the setting in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager? You can always
    set your DE via editing /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager or via the YaST
    sysconfig editor.

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    Default Re: No session choice at log in

    displaymanager is set to kde4
    windowmanager to kde (did not see an option to set it to kde3 or kde4)

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    Default Re: No session choice at log in

    Quote Originally Posted by leannan
    displaymanager is set to kde4
    windowmanager to kde (did not see an option to set it to kde3 or kde4)

    Hi
    The displaymanager options are kdm,kdm3,kdm4,xdm,gdm,wdm and console. I
    would try kde3 or gdm.

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    Default Re: No session choice at log in

    sorry, mistype displaymanager is set to kdm4

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    Default Re: No session choice at log in

    Quote Originally Posted by leannan
    sorry, mistype displaymanager is set to kdm4
    Hi
    Me too, should have said kdm3 or gdm.

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    Default Re: No session choice at log in

    Quote Originally Posted by leannan View Post
    OK, first of all I am definately a noob. Used Linux awhile back just to play then stopped for several years.
    I have a clean install of OpenSUSE 11 on an old dell laptop with an external moniter attached. I have KDE3.5 and Gnome installed. I installed KDE 4.1.1 by 1-click. I boot fine and everything works except I have no sessions button on my log in screen or any other options normally there. I had the same software setup on my toshiba laptop and can switch sessions but it is packed and going back for a bios corruption (I cant tell where to crack open the case ) Am I just stuck with KDE 3.5 or is their a way to fix this? Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

    Robin
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