I'm trying to figure out why the graphical login prompt won't show up at the login page. I see the wallpaper just fine, but the graphical login prompt won't show up no matter how long I wait.
So, In the console, I've done
init 3 to shut down gdm and then restarted it with
init 5. The problem still persists.
I downloaded and installed kdm and set it as the default display manager through editing
/etc/systemconfig/displaymanager. It worked fine, except that the main menu and many other items in the panels are gone. So I removed gdm with zypper and then reinstalled it again. I set the gdm as the default display manager and restarted gdm. The same problem shows up again. So I tried to bypass the login page entirely by enabling autologin. I put my username in the autologin section of
/etc/systemconfig/displaymanager and restarted gdm. No go, I still get the same problem.
I'm thinking it mightn't be gdm related and that something else is interfering with gdm startup, but I'm stumped at this point. Any ideas?