Desktop sometimes doesn't load

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http://forums.opensuse.org – Hello, I have a strange problem that may be related to the ATI graphics card driver, and I would appreciate any pointers on what to look for. My configuration : 11.2, gnome. When I turn on my computer, the desktop sometimes fails to load completely, and I am left with the green wallpaper from GNOME and nothing else (no mouse cursor, no toolbar at the bottom, no icons...). If I reboot, things are usually ok, but it can take several reboots for the desktop to finally load (??). Also, and possibly related to the same problem, it did happen a few times that at shutdown, instead of directly shutting down as it is supposed to do, a panel popped up with my name and three options (Suspend/Restart/Shutdown). Clicking on shutdown or restart didn't do anything. Only suspend seemed to shutdown the computer (??). Any idea what's that all about?... Thanks! (Distributions)