Sorry if this is a basic question, I’m very new to linux. I have recently installed opensuse 12.2, all was fine until I updated. Now Xconsole starts at boot and auto login has stopped working. How do I stop this behaviour? Thanks in advance.
I am not quite sure what you are describing. Too little information.
If you installed KDE, then you are using KDM as a login manager. And in that case, what you describe sounds as if you at one time logged out of your session, then logged into a failsafe session (which just looks like a single xterm). So that has become your default KDM session, and auto-login takes you to that session.
In that case, you need to logout, which should give you the KDM screen. Then, on that KDM screen, select a KDE session to login. That should switch your default back to the KDE session.
If, instead, you are using gnome, then I’m not sure what went wrong. I don’t see a similar failsafe session in the GDM login screen.
May well be the case. I’ll try when I get home later.
When i logged off I was just presented with a command line login prompt. The command rm .dmrc didn’t appear to do anything. I looked through the repository openSUSE-12.2-update and found a package called kdm-kde login and session manager for kde, which didn’t appear to be installed. I installed this and the issue is now resolved. I obviously have a lot to learn. Thanks for your help it is very much appreciated.
Go to /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager and set DISPLAYMANAGER=“kde”
for revert to kdm/etc/sysconfig/displaymanager and set DISPLAYMANAGER="kdm"
You need to have installed kde
see also https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:KDE_install.