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[opensuse-factory] sddm greeter inexplicable
[Fresh 64 bit TW HTTP minimal X installation this AM]

1-By default, control icons are too small to tell what they are for, and
there's no hover popup to help.

2-sddm.conf man page claims full documentation available on
https://github.com/sddm/sddm but I don't find any type of manual explaining
sddm.conf there, where I would expect to find whichever equivalents to
kdmrc's (incorporated):

AllowNullPasswd=
AllowRootLogin=
AntiAliasing=
ConsoleTTYs=
FailFont=
FocusPasswd=
GreetFont=
HiddenUsers=
LogoArea=
NoPassAllUsers=
NoPassEnable=
NoPassUsers=
PreselectUser=Previous
ReserveServers=
SelectedUsers=root,one,two,three,four
ShowUsers=Selected
SortUsers=true
StdFont=.
TerminateServer=
Theme=
UserCompletion=true
UserList=true
UseTheme=false

exist or not.

3-Breeze: Only one box to type in doesn't say what goes there. Logins
normally require both a username and a password, and the list of users to
select from only holds 7.5 with no way to scroll to find the remainder of
users or even tell how many users there are. The Maui theme is the only other
of the five I dug out of /usr/share/sddm/themes/ with any users list.

4-sddm was selected during installation, and graphical.target got enabled,
but there was no X, no greeter, anywhere to be found on a screen or in ps -A
output on first several boots. /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager had
DISPLAYMANAGER=xdm, even though xdm was explicitly deselected during
installation.

5-With Xorg preconfigured to 120 DPI (or worse, using the default 96) via
/etc/X11/* and ~/.config/Trolltech.conf font set to size 12 font, and
/usr/share/desktop-data/qtrc set to size 12 font, no greeter text is big
enough to read (except for the time) without resorting to back strain
(leaning uncomfortably forward), eyestrain (squinting) or a magnifier.
Escalating DPI to 144 DPI or more brings the fonts close to a reasonable
size, but then the DE's DPI is overinflated, leaving consequences like
cut-off menu text strings[1] and oversize icons. Looking through
/usr/share/sddm/themes it's clear sddm suffers the same problem as most web
sites, sizing fonts tiny to suit the stylist instead of suiting normal people
with average and worse vision.[2]

[1] cf.: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=177323
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=262695

[2] cf.: https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=888055
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=646418
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