Beginner question - get back to login screen during bootup?


I’ve done a bad thing. I’ve just installed OpenSUSE 11.1 a couple of days ago, and I was playing about with options on the login screen without a clue what I was doing. One menu gave me the choice (I think) GNOME / IceVM / TVM. I chose TVM, just to see what it was. Result: it never finished loading - got to a plain blue screen and did nothing more. Now, every time I try to boot it does the same. Is there any way for me to force the system to take me back to the login screen during bootup (it’s a single-user machine, so it doesn’t do this automatically), so I can undo the bad thing I did and make the computer work again? Any other suggestions for undoing the bad thing would be equally much appreciated, of course.

Thanks in advance,

What happens if you right click the blue screen, do you get any kind of menu where you can select logout.

Optional solution:

Boot the machine and follow this:

Pause the boot timer by moving the down arrow, then back up to the default boot. But now press backspace, it should delete any text where you can see: vga=0x…

Remove all text and now type just the number:
and hit enter

at the login type your user name and then password
now type:
then the root password

Now type: yast
It will start a basic Yast interface and you need to follow this:
Disable Auto-Login - openSUSE Forums

Obviously that is a full UI version of Yast, but you can use the basic interface to do the same. You use the keyboard to navigate. When done and back at the CLI type: reboot

You should now get a login screen where you can choose your desktop (lower left of screen)

Fantastic - worked perfectly. Thanks so much for your help.

All the best,

Happy to help;)