Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1031295
sddm no longer includes "custom" login session
Last modified: 2013-11-16 10:04:57 EST
Description of problem:
sddm-0.2.0-0.4.20130821gite707e229.fc19 allows selection of "custom" as a login session. This option was removed in sddm-0.2.0-0.16.20130914git50ca5b20.fc19
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
custom is no longer an option in the list of login session choices.
"custom" allows users to choose a login session "once for all", without requiring selection of a login session from a menu list of them.
sddm does not appear to include code to remember the individual users' last login session. This means that each user must select the login session at each login. Use of the custom login session allows the users to choose a login session without further action at each login. While I view use of custom as a work-around for sddm's failure to track individual users' login session choices, it is useful in keeping my wife happy with the computer system. The current sddm code simply made a comment of the code to add the custom entry to the list of login session choices. All the code to process the users' .xsession files remains.
Would you care to discuss your plans for login session choice developments? Do you have a method for per-user login session "one-time" setup in mind as a future target of sddm development?
"Custom" was removed because it was buggy and because SDDM insisted on defaulting to it instead of something sane (a normal KDE session), see bug #1004902.
> sddm does not appear to include code to remember the individual users' last
> login session.
It does, it is just not enabled by default. (IMHO, it should be.)