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#1 2023-01-07 05:53:17

deadtom
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[SOLVED] Fresh install. SDDM running, but only booting to command line login

Fresh install, SDDM is running when I do service sddm status. If I log in at the command line and run startx, KDE comes up fine.

No idea where to go from here.

Thanks in advance!

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#2 2023-01-07 06:25:14

deadtom
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Re: [SOLVED] Fresh install. SDDM running, but only booting to command line login

And somehow it fixed itself. I created  /etc/sddm.conf with the following lines:

[Autologin]
User=<my username>
Session=plasma.desktop
Relogin=false

I did shutdown -r now and it continued to come up to a command line prompt, and I'd have to get into KDE by logging in there and doing startx.

Then, instead of simply shutting down, I logged out via the KDE menu, and it took me to the SDDM screen, which I hadn't seen until this point. I initiated a restart from there and when it came back up, it logged me right into my desktop automatically.

I guess something in this process set up a config file somewhere, because it's working fine now.

So, nevermind?

Last edited by deadtom (2023-01-07 06:25:47)

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#3 2023-01-07 17:24:19

chris2be8
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Re: [SOLVED] Fresh install. SDDM running, but only booting to command line login

Searching for recently changed files in /etc and your home directory might tell you what did it. It's more likely to be in /etc but might be in some subdirectory. Try the find command (read it's man page first if it's new to you).

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