Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 998542
SDDM as the default KDE display manager instead of KDM
Last modified: 2014-12-08 10:22:12 EST
This is a tracking bug for Change: SDDM as the default KDE display manager instead of KDM
For more details, see: http://fedoraproject.org//wiki/Changes/SDDMinsteadOfKDM
Retire KDM as the default display manager of the KDE Fedora Spin in favor of SDDM.
So far only installable from the repositories, will set it as the default as soon as possible.
Test with the steps described in http://fedoraproject.org//wiki/Changes/SDDMinsteadOfKDM#How_To_Test .
SDDM is now installed as a part of @kde-desktop.
There aren't any live images of the spin yet but it's testable by adding the group (with --skip-broken because of broken deps in hugin) and graphics adapter drivers to the minimal install.
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Really? It's currently not possible to log into an LDAP/NFS home directory account with SDDM (see bug 1007067 that blocks this). That's a show stopper for me.
What about auto login? I guess this is a want and not need, but it exited in KDM but no way to see how to do it via ssdm?
autologin is supported, else the kde live images wouldn't work. :)
Orion, "code complete" means "testable", not "bug-free".
Hi Orion and Mike,
You can set auto login by using the AutoUser value in the /etc/sddm.conf configuration file. This will also be possible by using the SDDM KCM module (KDE System Settings) when the review for the module is done - Bug 1019453.
I'm starting with fixing the LDAP login today.
Btw. it's still possible to install and use KDM in cases where default SDDM is not enough powerful/bug free. This was of the requirements to accept SDDM as Change early for F20.
I set AutoUser=mike but from the computer off to turning it on, it doesn't auto login and have to do it manually.
Also, with above set, and once already in kde desktop, when go to click on start button/leave/shutdown or restart, the workspace exits but it comes right back instead of doing either one. In other words, it does NOT restart or shutdown, but automatically logs back into the kde desktop.
Current version is sddm-0.2.0-0.13.20130914git50ca5b20.fc20.x86_64, forgot to add that as think it updated this morning.
FYI, this is a bugzilla tracking bug only.
For particular bugs, please file those separately, and we can set it to block this one.
For support issues (like how to configure auto-login), please use something more appropriate, mailing list (devel or kde list), irc (#fedora-kde), whatever, see also:
#agreed sddm blocker bugs not safely resolvable, revert to kdm for f20, push sddm feature back to f21
Bug 1112549 is not a blocker of this change. The change means SDDM will already be installed, no further actions are required from the user. If (s)he decides to switch back to KDM, the instructions how to do it are part of the release notes, including the necessary service enabling.
i think sddm 0.9.0 is out, any chance of an update to it?
(In reply to Greg` from comment #16)
> i think sddm 0.9.0 is out, any chance of an update to it?
Well, when I compiled and installed a 0.9.0 rpm locally, all I get is a blank white screen. So things aren't looking better there. Seems to be a commonly reported problem on the sddm github page.
Tried right now the version sddm-0.9.0-2.20141007git6a28c29b.fc20, I have a two screen configuration (laptop + external monitor).
It works perfectly.
Is this change going to make it to Fedora 21? I'm asking because we need to finish writing the Release Notes and this bug's status is still on NEW. If SDDM is now indeed the default DM for KDE, we'll need to document it.
Yes, sorry, forgot to change the status of the change. The code is complete.
I wrote a short blurb about this for the RNs. Could you please have a look, Martin?
Seems fine, thank you Robert