I attempted to perform an in-place distribution upgrade from openSUSE 11.2 to openSUSE 11.3 following the instructions. The upgrade appeared to succeed, but after I rebooted I was presented with a console login. It seems that I lost the graphical login.

How do I restore the graphical login?

  • What desktop manager had you used? Does a newer version of it exist in 11.3?
    – choroba
    Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 14:35
  • How do I tell which desktop manager I had? It was the one with a bar at the bottom with a button and menu. Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 14:42
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    That description fits vast majority of them :) A proprietary driver for graphic card might be another reason for the problem.
    – choroba
    Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 14:46
  • I think you may be right about the graphics driver. I can get to the login screen and desktop in failsafe mode, although then I can't use my mouse... I am running openSUSE in vmWare. Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 14:51

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Since I am running openSUSE in VMWare, there was a problem with the proprietary drivers. I reinstalled VMWare Tools and everything's working now.

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