1.1 Starting SLED
When you start SLED, you are prompted to enter your username
and password. This is the username and password you created when
you installed SLED. If you did not install SLED, check with your system
administrator for the username and password.
The login has three menu items:
Enter your username and password to log in.
Specify the desktop to run during your session. If other desktops
are installed, they appear in the list.
Perform a system action, such as shut down the computer, reboot
the computer, or configure the Login Manager.
1.1.1 What Is a Session?
A session is the period of time from
when you log in to when you log out. The login screen offers several
login options. For example, you can select the language of your
session so that text that appears in the SLED interface is presented
in that language.
After your username and password are authenticated, the Session
Manager starts. The Session Manager lets you save certain settings
for each session. It also lets you save the state of your most recent
session and return to that session the next time you log in.
The Session Manager can save and restore the following settings:
- Appearance and behavior settings,
such as fonts, colors, and mouse settings.
- Applications that you were running. such as a file
manager or an OpenOffice.org program.
HINT:You cannot save and restore applications that Session Manager
does not manage. For example, if you start the vi editor from the
command line in a terminal window, Session Manager cannot restore
your editing session.
For information on configuring session preferences, see Managing Sessions.
1.1.2 Switching Desktops
If you installed both the GNOME and the KDE desktops, use
the following instructions to switch desktops.
In KDE, click .
On the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
login screen, click .
Select the desktop you want ( or ),
then click .
Type your username, then press Enter.
Type your password, then press Enter.
1.1.3 Locking Your Screen
To lock the screen, you can do either of the following:
- If the button is present
on a panel, click it.
To add the button to a panel, right-click
the panel and then click .
When you lock your screen, the screen saver starts. To lock
your screen correctly, you must have a screen saver enabled. To
unlock the screen, move your mouse to display the locked screen
dialog. Enter your username and password, then press Enter.
For information on configuring your screen saver, see Configuring
the Screen Saver.