> Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 23:30:16 -0500
> From: mrmazda@...
> To: trinity-users@...
> Subject: Re: [trinity-users] Cannot login using Trinity kdm on openSuSE 12.2
> On 2013-02-08 15:52 (GMT-0500) J. Leslie Turriff composed:
> > I installed Trinity in my openSuSE 12.2 on X86_64, using the instructions
> > on your website.
> > With DISPLAYMANAGER="/opt/trinity/bin/kdm" in
> > /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager and DEFAULT_WM="kdm" in
> > /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager, booting the system displays the Trinity
> > login prompt, but when I enter my username and password, the display just
> > blinks and refreshes the password field.
> > Any suggestions on how to proceed are welcome.
> Take a look at thread http://trinity-users.pearsoncomputing.net/?0::4196 and
> see if anything that belongs in the wiki never made it there. If you haven't
> gotten this figured out in a couple of days I'll try to find time to
> look at my two 12.2/TDE installs to see if I can help.
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>      I am able to login using xdm fine; it's just TDM that's not working, as
> far as I can tell.  xdm works with twm and icewm, but TDM does not work with
> either of them, so I'm pretty sure that there's something wrong with the
> Trinity setup.  I suspect that the absence of /etc/trinity probably has
> something to do with it, but I don't know what is supposed to be in it.
>  Leslie
A problem of XDM is that it doesn't let you choose from a simple menu the window manager or desktop environment you want to use, this is why I would really try to see if from GDM you could choose TDE as a desktop environment and try to see if you can login properly and use Trinity. Plus it doesn't mean that XDM is able to see Trinity or its paths. If after installing GDM you can login to use either twm, icewm or TDE, then we'll know that the problem is with TDM, or simply using GDM might do the job.

From what I have seen by testing different TDE linux distros (mine, Francois Andriot'S FC 17 with TDE and EXE GNU/Linux), in EXE, there is a /etc/trinity folder while in FC17 and in PCLinuxOS, there is no /etc/trinity folders, as is probably the case with OpenSUSE. Francois Andriot is the person who has made the packages for Fedora, PCLOS and many other distros and I guess that probably all of them don't have an /etc/trinity folder.
On PCLOS, I have found at least some of these files to be in /opt/trinity/share/config

Might the problem come from using 32bit packages on 64bit system?
I don't know if you do it on a fresh install or from your existing system, but I would try to do it from a 32bit version of OpenSUSE, to see if it works as it should.