Multiple queries on Thinkpad

Hi friends, I have the following queries ever since I installed Opensuse gnome on my Thinkpad.

  1. Whenever the computer wakes up from sleep, restarted, shutdown and powered on, The desktop effects are set to off!
  2. When ever I log out/restart/shutdown, there is a prompt asking “AT SPI REGISTRY” not responding proceed anyway?(whats the big deal about this)
  3. The name of my trash is renamed to Wastebasket (is this normal?) I didnt rename it! or is it default in opensuse gnome 11.4?

Please help!