Bug 1164783 - default session in sddm is KDE Plasma failsafe
Summary: default session in sddm is KDE Plasma failsafe
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sddm
Version: 21
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common...
Depends On:
Blocks: F21Target-kde
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-11-17 13:25 UTC by Mustafa Muhammad
Modified: 2015-03-11 15:59 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kde-workspace-4.11.14-3.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-03-11 15:59:33 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Mustafa Muhammad 2014-11-17 13:25:10 UTC
Description of problem:
Using KDE live DVD image to install, the default session is set to failsafe.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Fedora 21 beta KDE live DVD
2. Logout and see the selected session
1. Install KDE live
2. on sddm, see the selected session

Actual results:
KDE Plasma (failsafe) 

Expected results:
KDE Plasma

Additional info:

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2014-11-17 13:32:16 UTC
I think sddm lists those sorted/alphabetically, so looks like:

KDE Plasma (failsafe)
KDE Plasma Workspace

is the sort order, which is unfortunate.  Will see if there's something we can do about that.

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2014-12-03 20:23:00 UTC
Looks like a simple workaround would be to rename kde session files in 

kde-plasma.desktop => 01-kde-plasma.desktop
kde-plasma-safe.desktop => 99-kde-plasma-safe.desktop

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2014-12-03 21:22:12 UTC
Went with safe approach of renaming just
kde-plasma-safe.desktop => kde-plasma99-safe.desktop

Still would be nice/ideal if sddm grew some new configuration option, like

or to cheat, and simply always prefer kde-plasma.desktop if present (that's what gdm does with gnome-shell apparently)

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2014-12-04 04:50:18 UTC
kde-workspace-4.11.14-3.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 5 Fedora Blocker Bugs Application 2014-12-04 14:57:42 UTC
Proposed as a Freeze Exception for 21-final by Fedora user rdieter using the blocker tracking app because:

 KDE Plasma Workspace (failsafe) session is sorted first in sddm, so gets picked by default after kde (live,net) install... which yields a poor experience (with at least desktop effects disabled).

Comment 6 Stephen Gallagher 2014-12-04 16:54:35 UTC
In the event that today's Go/No-Go decision is "slip one week", I'm +1 to this low-risk, high-value Freeze Exception.

Given that the workaround is "Click to change the default session, and forever after it will work right", it's clearly not a candidate for a blocker.

Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2014-12-05 00:01:54 UTC
F21 is signed off now, so dropping proposal as it's moot. Marking as CommonBugs.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2014-12-13 09:35:36 UTC
kde-workspace-4.11.14-3.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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