Desktop crashes to login screen.

I figured since I am running a 64-bit Opensuse 11.4 I would post this in here. I am a newb to the forums so bare with me, and I also did a search of my current problem and found little in the help department with what I entered as the search term. Anyways, it seems as of late that my desktop crashes to the login screen at random and with different programs. It is really weird how one minute XBMC makes the desktop crash to login, then something so silly as a message notification from Kotepe crashes it as well, I am not kidding. I am running a Intel based onboard video as my laptop is a Emachine E725. Again I am newb when it comes to the forums so if there is another post with similar problem I apologize in advance. Thank you.

Can you post the result of

zypper lr -d
#  | Alias                | Name                       | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                               | Service
---+----------------------+----------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+-------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
 1 | Packman Repository   | Packman Repository         | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/mirrors/packman/suse/openSUSE_11.4 |        
 2 | google-talkplugin    | google-talkplugin          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/rpm/stable/x86_64           |        
 3 | libdvdcss repository | libdvdcss repository       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/11.4/                              |        
 4 | packman              | packman                    | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_11.4/     |        
 5 | repo-debug           | openSUSE-11.4-Debug        | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/    |        
 6 | repo-debug-update    | openSUSE-11.4-Update-Debug | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/11.4/                   |        
 7 | repo-non-oss         | openSUSE-11.4-Non-Oss      | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss/      |        
 8 | repo-oss             | openSUSE-11.4-Oss          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/          |        
 9 | repo-source          | openSUSE-11.4-Source       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/   |        
10 | repo-update          | openSUSE-11.4-Update       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/          

I have to sleep now
But the repo list looks OK

Test a new user login, see if the issue is there also. It’s a good starting point.

I will try that and let you know what happens. Thank you for the reply.

Can you also post the result of

/sbin/lspci -nnk

and tell us if you use desktop effects

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 09)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 09)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: i915
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 09)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2944] (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2929] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device [105b:e01b]
        Kernel driver in use: wl
05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications AR8132 Fast Ethernet [1969:1062] (rev c0)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0212]
        Kernel driver in use: atl1c

Desktop effects? I use the default ones that were enabled when I started the desktop for the first time.

I think you need to explain to us if you are using 11.4 as is out of the box. Because I see you in another thread working on a kernel update to v. 3
There you have issue now with wireless: That is because the ‘wl’ driver built by Packman is not available for the new kernel

Let us know where we are please

Yes I am using 11.4 out of the box besides changing the look of the desktop and what not. =D

Your graphics and wireless are identical to mine

Did you try switching effects off

Yes I did and it does not crash when I have desktop effects disabled which sucks because I like having that stuff on. :\

I like it too
But I can use it with no problems, yet I don’t bother. It’s nice, sure. But unnecessary for everyday use.

Very true.