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Re: [opensuse-factory] New Tumbleweed snapshot 20171022 released! - Login Manager changed from KDM to SSDM
On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 7:51 AM, Neal Gompa <ngompa13@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 3:41 AM, Bjoern Voigt <bjoernv@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
ianseeks wrote:
On Tuesday, 24 October 2017 18:50:15 BST Roger Whittaker wrote:
It seems that /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager is no longer honoured and
that you will need to make a symbolic link default-displaymanager in
/etc/alternatives to /usr/lib/X11/displaymanagers/kdm.

Thanks. That should have been done automatically by the install process,
check whats set and set the link accordingly. Imagine the fuss if that
happened at someone's work place.
My desktop was upgraded from KDM to GDM. An automatic upgrade to KDM
(with update-alternatives) currently does not work, because KDM does not
register with upgrade-alternatives. This is probably a bug.

Now I changed to SDDM.

mybox:~ # update-alternatives --config default-displaymanager
There are 4 choices for the alternative default-displaymanager
(providing /usr/lib/X11/displaymanagers/default-displaymanager).

Selection Path Priority Status
0 /usr/lib/X11/displaymanagers/sddm 25 auto mode
1 /usr/lib/X11/displaymanagers/console 5 manual mode
2 /usr/lib/X11/displaymanagers/gdm 25 manual mode
* 3 /usr/lib/X11/displaymanagers/sddm 25 manual mode
4 /usr/lib/X11/displaymanagers/xdm 10 manual mode

Press <enter> to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number:

mybox:~ # which kdm
mybox:~ # rpm -qf /usr/bin/kdm

Something I'm confused about is why are there duplicate mechanisms for
managing display managers? If alternatives is the way to manage it,
why not use alternatives to manage the
/usr/lib/systemd/system/display-manager.service link? That said, since
systemctl enable <dm.service> would change the link anyway, I'm
wondering why there hasn't been a transition to move to this

Erk, bad me. I mean /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service. :)


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