My kid’s computer is running openSUSE 12.2 with KDE 4.8.5. It is on an
Acer Aspire One 722 laptop, with an AMD dual core processor C60, 4gb ram
and a 500 gb hard drive. It is dual boot with Windows 7.
Here are some pictures of the display manager login screen (is that the
right name for this screen?)
When I boot up on her pc, I get the following display manager login screen:
If you compare this to the screen that I get on my desktop, you see it
is quite different:
When I installed opensuse on my desktop, I used the full install dvd.
However, when I installed opensuse on my kid’s pc, I useda live USB
stick and then did a full system upgrade with the repositories I wanted.
I have also installed XFCE on my kid’s pc because KDE sometimes locks up
and I want to see if KDE is really the problem, but as you can see from
the picture, thereare no options to select an alternate desktop. This is
unlike the login screen on my desktop, from which I can select KDEor
XFCE or LXDE, whichever I want, although I almost always use KDE.
Furthermore, when I want to logout of the laptop, I select logout, and
then the login screen never comes back up. Instead, I get all the
terminals available for F1-F6, and this if I hit alt-F7.
here is my terminal screen, which is normal:
I have tried logging in at this terminal and then running “init 5” as
root, but this caused all kinds of problems and caused the machine to
lock up multiple times after multiple reboots.So I am avoiding doing
that, although if it will help in troubleshooting I can try it again.
So how do I get my display manager screen to be just like the one on my
desktop pc, so that I can select XFCE, and also logout properly without
having to do a hard reset?
Please tell me what logs I might need to post to assist in troubleshooting.
Oh, also, here is what the hard drive setup looks like, if it is of any
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x5561341b Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 27265023 13631488 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE /dev/sda2 27265024 27469823 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 27469824 150349823 61440000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda4 * 150349824 976773119 413211648 5 Extended /dev/sda5 150351872 158543871 4096000 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda6 158545920 199505919 20480000 83 Linux /dev/sda7 199507968 240467967 20480000 83 Linux /dev/sda8 240470016 976773119 368151552 83 Linux
Thanks in advance,