Bug 1078810 - sddm: RFE: add support for starting X inside a user session for: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/XorgWithoutRootRights
Summary: sddm: RFE: add support for starting X inside a user session for: https://fedo...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sddm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jiri Eischmann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 1078902
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-03-20 10:47 UTC by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2022-03-05 15:20 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: sddm-0.19.0^git20220130.85cbf3f-2.fc36
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2022-03-05 15:19:12 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Hans de Goede 2014-03-20 10:47:25 UTC

Please add support for starting X inside a user session, so the Xorg can work without being suid root, for more details see:


Thanks & Regards,


Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2016-05-20 15:20:05 UTC
Upstream tracker,

Comment 2 Harald Reindl 2017-03-28 13:13:17 UTC
horrible that there is no progress within 3 years and it smells like Wayland would be production ready before that happens - will SSDM at least work with Wayland in a relevant point of time?

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2017-03-28 13:19:41 UTC
Good question for upstream (development doesn't happen here in fedora)

Comment 4 Martin Bříza 2017-03-28 13:54:34 UTC
As far as I know, SDDM works with Wayland already.

Comment 5 Rex Dieter 2017-03-28 14:05:02 UTC
sddm can be used to start wayland user sessions, but sddm itself doesn't (use wayland) as far as I know.

Comment 6 Martin Bříza 2017-03-28 14:08:08 UTC
Well, that's what was Harald talking about, I guess.
Anyway, there's work on supporting X User sessions here: https://github.com/sddm/sddm/pull/673 
And Wayland in the greeter here: https://github.com/sddm/sddm/pull/616

With some poking it could be done soon-ish.

Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2021-04-14 17:15:36 UTC
new upstream work in progress,


Comment 9 Neal Gompa 2022-03-05 15:19:12 UTC
This is integrated in SDDM in F36 with the sddm-x11 package.

Comment 10 Neal Gompa 2022-03-05 15:20:03 UTC
Note that the default for F36+ is Wayland right now, so you have to switch to X11 for that.

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