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Offline vayu

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I'm not able to get a new dm working.  If I install lightdm or sddm no display manager works.  It appears x starts, but all I get is a black screen with an underline cursor in the upper left corner.  If I ctl-alt-f1 to console, startx works from there.  I try dpkg-reconfigure and it shows lightdm is set.  Once I install either lightdm or sddm, not even kdm works anymore, but removing those two allows kdm to work. only having lightdm or sddm doesn't work either.  Not that I know about this, but I'm thinking it's something with systemd, one time on dpkg-reconfigure I got this message: 
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ERROR: /lib/systemd/system/kdm.service is the selected default display manager but does not exist

This is firestarter kde.
« Last Edit: 2015/07/06, 00:04:12 by vayu »

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Re: Only kdm works, can't run lightdm or sddm
« Reply #1 on: 2015/07/05, 16:36:10 »
and this is the expected behaviour of an not proper configured lightdm - so if you want to switch from kdm to lightdm you should install the matching settings package for your release
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apt-get install siduction-settings-lightdm-gtk-$release
apt-get purge kdm
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Re: Only kdm works, can't run lightdm or sddm
« Reply #2 on: 2015/07/05, 18:18:39 »
apt-get install siduction-settings-lightdm-gtk-$release
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I don't seem to have the settings package available for firestarter for either gtk or kde.

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$ apt-cache search lightdm
light-locker - simple screen locker for lightDM display manager
gir1.2-lightdm-1 - Typelib file for liblightdm-1
liblightdm-gobject-1-0 - simple display manager (gobject library)
liblightdm-gobject-dev - simple display manager (gobject development files)
liblightdm-qt-3-0 - simple display manager (Qt library)
liblightdm-qt-dev - simple display manager (Qt development files)
lightdm - simple display manager
lightdm-vala - simple display manager (Vala files)
lightdm-gtk-greeter - simple display manager (GTK+ greeter)
lightdm-kde-greeter - LightDM KDE greeter
razorqt-lightdm-greeter - LightDM greeter for Razor-qt desktop environment
desktop-defaults-rqt - user presets specific to the Razor-qt desktop environment
siduction-art-lightdm-december - lightdm theme for the siduction 2013.2.1 release
siduction-art-lightdm-firestarter - lightdm theme for the siduction 2013-1.0 release
siduction-art-lightdm-indiansummer - lightdm theme for the siduction 2014.1.0 release
siduction-art-lightdm-ridersonthestorm - lightdm theme for the siduction 12-2.0 release
siduction-art-lightdm-whiteroom - lightdm theme for the siduction 2015.1.0 release
siduction-dynamic-dms - siduction resolution detect for dm's
siduction-settings-lightdm-august - Settings for installed siduction lightdm
siduction-settings-lightdm-december - Settings for installed siduction lightdm
siduction-settings-lightdm-gtk-august - Settings for installed siduction lightdm
siduction-settings-lightdm-gtk-december - Settings for installed siduction lightdm
siduction-settings-lightdm-gtk-indiansummer - Settings for installed siduction lightdm
siduction-settings-lightdm-gtk-whiteroom - Settings for installed siduction lightdm
siduction-settings-lightdm-kde-august - Settings for installed siduction lightdm kde
siduction-settings-lightdm-kde-december - Settings for installed siduction lightdm kde
siduction-settings-lightdm-kde-indiansummer - Settings for installed siduction lightdm kde
siduction-settings-lightdm-kde-whiteroom - Settings for installed siduction lightdm kde
siduction-live-settings-lightdm-gtk-whiteroom - Settings for installed siduction lightdm
siduction-live-settings-lightdm-kde-whiteroom - Settings for installed siduction lightdm kde

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Re: Only kdm works, can't run lightdm or sddm
« Reply #3 on: 2015/07/05, 18:27:57 »
bad luck - one should consider to switch to indian-summer settings. We should talk about in IRC
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Re: Only kdm works, can't run lightdm or sddm
« Reply #4 on: 2015/07/06, 00:12:59 »
We should talk about in IRC

Thanks for the help.  Santa updated the sddm package and it worked with just an apt-get install.  I noticed you have some reservations with it, but my needs are simple, it looks like it will be a typical dm for kde users and it matches the theme on Plasma 5 so I'm happy. I did end up dusting off and looking up how to use Konversation, so I learned something new too.