I am pretty inexperienced with Linux, so please be patient with me...

I have just set up a new SPES 12 SP2 machine up and when I log on as a normal (non-root) user, it brings up a blank canvas every time. I start a couple of Xterms and YaST and then logout but when it logs back in, it still displays a blank canvas.

Is there any way when I log in that I can get it to reopen the windows that were open when I last logged out?

Many thanks,