login manager

If I have to boot into failsafe or are otherwise in text mode, how do I manually bring up the login manager so I can choose what session I would like to begin?

I believe that since I chose Kde as default when I installed OpenSUSE that it’s the kdm login manager, but if I type that it goes straight into Kde.

You need to change the runlevel - type as root “init 5”, that will bring you to the GUI. If KDE starts immediately, I’d vote for an enabled autologin function in kdm, which should be configurable! I’m sorry, I use GNOME and I’m therefore not aware of the specific option how to do so in KDE.