openSuSE 11.4 starting scrotwm at login issue

Hi, subject says most of it. I’m having to use ~.xinitrc to boot it. And that seems messy since it is listed in the window manager list at login. It was installed with yast from SuSE repo.

Without the xinitrc it attempts and then returns to login screen. Others have reported the same, and no answer found in searches. Anybody here know what to do?