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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: SDDM '>x11-misc/sddm-0.15.0' not working [Solved-ish] Reply with quote

Creating a new post here since https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1077262-highlight-.html is marked solved, which might be confusing.

To recap, any version of sddm above 0.15.0 is not working but there are no errors in any logs we can see.

The sddm service starts, but does nothing (not starting X).
The logs in journalctl are very sparse and do not indicate a problem.
Code:

Sep 02 13:54:39 gentux systemd[1]: Started Simple Desktop Display Manager.
Sep 02 13:54:40 gentux sddm[502]: Initializing...
Sep 02 13:54:40 gentux sddm[502]: Starting...
Sep 02 13:54:40 gentux sddm[502]: Logind interface found


I am using nvidia proprietary drivers but the issue seems to also affect Radeon users.

Any pointers on where to look or how to debug would help.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:15 pm    Post subject: SDDM '>x11-misc/sddm-0.15.0' not working Reply with quote

Hi, sddm-0.17.0-r4 and 0.18.0 works here fine.

Just a idea, when I remember correctly I set with sddm-0.17.0
in
/etc/sddm.conf:
[General]
InputMethod=""
for disabling the new default enabled qtvirtualkeyboard (see https://github.com/sddm/sddm/releases/tag/v0.17.0 )
I'm not sure is this your issue, but probably the new qtvirtualkeyboard is not compatible with all themes.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion Josef, but this did not resolve the issue for me.

I pretty much have a vanilla config containing:
Code:

[General]
InputMethod=


I should be looking at what changed between 0.15.0 and 0.16.0 although the diff is quite large:
https://github.com/sddm/sddm/compare/e26c1e619d154376b01fda640e17b8ef7cd16f3a...65662cb694bede3d1cd39bd4d9d8a9f45d2a102b
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to point out that sddm-0.17.0-r4 works perfectly well here utilizing elogind (up to the upcoming v239) and using intel drivers. I have a hybrid laptop, so after I have upgraded sddm to 0.18.0, I may test using nvidia-drivers directly.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On brand new install (same graphics card) it worked... Same sddm config
Here is the full status log when things work ok:
Code:

gentux ~ # journalctl -b --unit=sddm.service
-- Logs begin at Thu 2018-09-13 15:45:58 BST, end at Fri 2018-09-14 00:22:43 BST. --
Sep 14 00:15:44 gentux systemd[1]: Started Simple Desktop Display Manager.
Sep 14 00:15:44 gentux sddm[2665]: Initializing...
Sep 14 00:15:44 gentux sddm[2665]: Starting...
Sep 14 00:15:44 gentux sddm[2665]: Logind interface found
Sep 14 00:15:44 gentux sddm[2665]: Adding new display on vt 1 ...
Sep 14 00:15:44 gentux sddm[2665]: Loading theme configuration from ""
Sep 14 00:15:44 gentux sddm[2665]: Display server starting...
Sep 14 00:15:44 gentux sddm[2665]: Running: /usr/bin/X -nolisten tcp -auth /var/run/sddm/{5e886a32-7465-4b07-b3fd-802307fefd34} -background none -noreset -displayfd 17 -seat seat0 vt1
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm[2665]: Setting default cursor
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm[2665]: Running display setup script  "/usr/share/sddm/scripts/Xsetup"
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm[2665]: Display server started.
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm[2665]: Socket server starting...
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm[2665]: Socket server started.
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm[2665]: Loading theme configuration from ""
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm[2665]: Greeter starting...
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm[2665]: Adding cookie to "/var/run/sddm/{5e886a32-7465-4b07-b3fd-802307fefd34}"
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm-helper[2713]: [PAM] Starting...
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm-helper[2713]: [PAM] Authenticating...
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm-helper[2713]: [PAM] returning.
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm-helper[2713]: pam_unix(sddm-greeter:session): session opened for user sddm by (uid=0)
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm[2665]: Greeter session started successfully
Sep 14 00:15:45 gentux sddm[2665]: Message received from greeter: Connect
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm[2665]: Message received from greeter: Login
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm[2665]: Reading from "/usr/share/xsessions/plasma.desktop"
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm[2665]: Reading from "/usr/share/xsessions/plasma.desktop"
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm[2665]: Session "/usr/share/xsessions/plasma.desktop" selected, command: "/usr/bin/startkde"
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm-helper[2732]: [PAM] Starting...
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm-helper[2732]: [PAM] Authenticating...
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm-helper[2732]: [PAM] Preparing to converse...
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm-helper[2732]: [PAM] Conversation with 1 messages
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm-helper[2732]: pam_kwallet5(sddm:auth): (null): pam_sm_authenticate
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm-helper[2732]: [PAM] returning.
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm[2665]: Authenticated successfully
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm-helper[2732]: pam_kwallet5(sddm:setcred): pam_kwallet5: pam_sm_setcred
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm-helper[2732]: pam_unix(sddm:session): session opened for user hts by (uid=0)
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm-helper[2732]: pam_kwallet5(sddm:session): pam_kwallet5: pam_sm_open_session
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm-helper[2732]: Starting: "/usr/share/sddm/scripts/Xsession \"/usr/bin/startkde\""
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm[2665]: Session started
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm[2665]: Auth: sddm-helper exited successfully
Sep 14 00:15:51 gentux sddm[2665]: Greeter stopped.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: SDDM '>x11-misc/sddm-0.15.0' not working [Solved-ish] Reply with quote

Marking as Solved-ish as a reinstall is clearly not a great solution
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have exactly the same situation with sddm doing nothing (not even going to to change to vt7) after move to elogind on one of my desktops, though on my laptop, and seemingly second desktop, everything works fine.

I use sddm-0.18.0

There was a bug https://bugs.gentoo.org/649888 with similar symptoms filed against sddm-0.16.0, but it was supposed to be fixed in sddm-0.17 .

One thing that helps is to ensure that elogind is not running before launching sddm. Then sddm finds no session manager and starts, while elogind is launched via dbus automatically
after that.
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