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Plasma not running at boot

Postby Lazydog » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:45

Hello,

So I re-installed Sabayon and run into a few issues which I to date have been able to work through, i.e.,

Would not boot from UEFI. Need to rename grubx64.efi to bootx64.efi now the system boots.

Next issue is I'm trying to get Plasma to start at boot but it doesn't want to start. I disabled lightdm and enabled sddm. Still doesn't start but I can get it running from the the cli with systemctl start sddm. Now what am I missing here?

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# systemctl status sddm.service
● sddm.service - Simple Desktop Display Manager
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/sddm.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Fri 2017-09-22 20:36:24 EDT; 2h 9min ago
     Docs: man:sddm(1)
           man:sddm.conf(5)
 Main PID: 2439 (sddm)
    Tasks: 4 (limit: 4915)
   CGroup: /system.slice/sddm.service
           ├─2439 /usr/bin/sddm
           └─2442 /usr/bin/X -nolisten tcp -auth /var/run/sddm/{9e9ff721-64ac-4398-b96c-b013388fb60a} -background none -noreset -displayfd 18 vt1

Sep 22 20:36:48 sabayon.local sddm-helper[2468]: [PAM] Preparing to converse...
Sep 22 20:36:48 sabayon.local sddm-helper[2468]: [PAM] Conversation with 1 messages
Sep 22 20:36:48 sabayon.local sddm-helper[2468]: pam_kwallet5(sddm:auth): (null): pam_sm_authenticate
Sep 22 20:36:48 sabayon.local sddm-helper[2468]: [PAM] returning.
Sep 22 20:36:48 sabayon.local sddm[2439]: Authenticated successfully
Sep 22 20:36:48 sabayon.local sddm-helper[2468]: pam_kwallet5(sddm:setcred): pam_kwallet5: pam_sm_setcred
Sep 22 20:36:48 sabayon.local sddm-helper[2468]: pam_unix(sddm:session): session opened for user rjs by (uid=0)
Sep 22 20:36:48 sabayon.local sddm[2439]: Session started
Sep 22 20:36:48 sabayon.local sddm[2439]: Auth: sddm-helper exited successfully
Sep 22 20:36:48 sabayon.local sddm[2439]: Greeter stopped.


Another thing I would like is to have the SDDM login screen. How can I do this?

Thank you kindly for your time.
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Robert


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Re: Plasma not running at boot

Postby albfneto » Thu Sep 28, 2017 23:37

please, try this....

Execute these commands:

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# systemctl stop lightdm.service
# systemctl disable lightdm.service
# systemctl disable sddm.service (run even when sddm is loading in boot)
# systemctl enable sddm.service -f


then, reboot the computer:

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# systemctl reboot
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Re: Plasma not running at boot

Postby albfneto » Thu Sep 28, 2017 23:56

If this is not sufficient, this may be related to PAM.

Try edit the file: /etc/pam.d/sddm and this will be similar to my file:

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#%PAM-1.0

auth      include      system-login
account      include      system-login
password   include      system-login
session      include      system-login
-auth      optional   pam_kwallet.so kdehome=.kde4
-auth      optional   pam_kwallet5.so
-session   optional   pam_kwallet.so
-session   optional   pam_kwallet5.so auto_start


Now, edit the file: /etc/pam.d/sddm-greeter. My file is:

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#%PAM-1.0

# Load environment from /etc/environment and ~/.pam_environment
auth      required pam_env.so

# Always let the greeter start without authentication
auth      required pam_permit.so

# No action required for account management
account      required pam_permit.so

# Can't change password
password   required pam_deny.so

# Setup session
session      required pam_unix.so
session      optional pam_systemd.so
session      optional pam_elogind.so


Please make a search in the Net, for "sddm and PAM", since they are some issues related to this.
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