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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject: sddm-0.18.0 starts, but doesn't switch to X Reply with quote

Hi there,

after several months I did a system update.

I'm using an old Nvidia Quadro FX 3800 graphics card with nvidia-driver-340.107.

Now when the system starts, sddm starts, but doesn't switch to X. There's no error message, no crash. It simply doesn't switch into the graphics mode. The active console remains on tty1. sddm shows an active process.

Code:
 ps aux | grep sddm
root       556  0.0  0.0 136060 14728 ?        Ssl  18:44   0:00 /usr/bin/sddm


Do I login as user and start X with startx the X-Server starts and loads my window manager.

eix sddm:
[I] x11-misc/sddm
     Available versions:  [M]0.15.0 0.18.0 {consolekit elogind +pam systemd test}
     Installed versions:  0.18.0(11:06:56 02/15/19)(pam systemd -consolekit -elogind -test)
     Homepage:            https://github.com/sddm/sddm
     Description:         Simple Desktop Display Manager

Yes, I'm using systemd.

How can I motivate sddm to provide me a graphical login prompt?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Downgraded to sddm-0.15.0. (unmasked 0.15.0, masked 0.18.0)

Works.

SDDM starts, starts the X-Server and gives me a login window. Should I file a bug?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. If the old version works, the new version fails, and there is no documented manual migration path that you were told to follow, then I would say the new version has a bug. It may be a documentation bug for not telling you how to upgrade it. It may be a code bug for not working without user intervention.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this.

Fun fact, that sddm-0.15.0 has been masked.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
# Masked per security vulnerability CVE-2018-14345, bug #661510
# Keeping it masked while users have unsolved issues with >0.15.0.


Better masked than dropped, right?
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backend.cpp:92:2: warning: #warning TODO - this error message is about as useful as a cooling unit in the arctic
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