Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1066078
Unable to lock Gnome when using KDM instead of GDM
Last modified: 2015-05-18 09:19:33 EDT
Description of problem:
Unable to lock when using KDM instead of GDM
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Try: Ctrl+L or Super+L
nothing happens, no lockscreen
Regression, this works in RHEL 6.x
I consider kdm/gnome a non-supported configuration
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I'd like to see opinion from Product Management, they could see this problem from bigger picture.
This is clearly integration issue and regression since RHEL 6.x and also from previous Gnome 3.x releases.
From user point of view and quality assurance, I'd like to see polished user experience and I don't see any reason for breaking previously working functionality/combination/workflow.
I'd rather question why kdm is included in the release. That came as a surprise to me at some point - it was certainly not in the desktop team plans for RHEL7 to support multiple display managers, and feature development has been done under the assumption that gdm would be the display manager.
I'm a bit surprised as well... kdm probably shouldn't be included in RHEL at all, it's basically dead upstream with several candidates to eventually replace it in the near future (sddm, lightdm)
And for the record, the whole KDE stack is fully ported to use the systemd/logind services, so running the KDE session under gdm should pose no problems at all.
(In reply to Lukáš Tinkl from comment #6)
> And for the record, the whole KDE stack is fully ported to use the
> systemd/logind services, so running the KDE session under gdm should pose no
> problems at all.
This is integration problem in Gnome session when using KDM as login manager.
(In reply to Martin Holec from comment #7)
> (In reply to Lukáš Tinkl from comment #6)
> > And for the record, the whole KDE stack is fully ported to use the
> > systemd/logind services, so running the KDE session under gdm should pose no
> > problems at all.
> This is integration problem in Gnome session when using KDM as login manager.
I know, I'm merely pointing out that getting rid of kdm should be no problem at all if we decide so
*** Bug 1058286 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
KDM has been removed from RHEL7, this bug no longer matters.