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    Default KDM crashes, complains about theme can not be used

    Anyone familiar with the following problem with KDM?

    It crashes with the following message: The theme can not be used with the authentication method <<Generic>>.

    So I tried switching KDM themes, but that did not work

    I filed a KDE bug report for this:
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=329523

    Still in openSUSE 12.3. First encountered this problem on KDE 4.11.4, then I upgraded to 4.12 and it is still complains.

    I have to uninstall KDM and use the ugly and very slow XDM in order to get into KDE.

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    Default Re: KDM crashes, complains about theme can not be used

    I added the following to the /usr/share/kde4/config/kdm/kdmrc

    PluginsLogin=classic
    PluginsShutdown=classic

    The error message went away, but I still got the crash message with the same output.

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    Default Re: KDM crashes, complains about theme can not be used

    Quote Originally Posted by DJViking View Post
    I added the following to the /usr/share/kde4/config/kdm/kdmrc

    PluginsLogin=classic
    PluginsShutdown=classic

    The error message went away, but I still got the crash message with the same output.
    Which only makes the issue more mysterious, i.e. same crash, no messages. Regression IMHO. Would me posting my kdmrc at paste.opensuse.org help you?
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    Default Re: KDM crashes, complains about theme can not be used

    My kdmrc file after I changed some values in KDE Control Settings for KDM.
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    A fresh kdmrc file before I started changing it.
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    KDM crashes with either one of these.

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    Default Re: KDM crashes, complains about theme can not be used

    Any traces in /var/log/Xorg.0.log? In /var/log/messages?
    Which is the theme you were trying to apply?
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    Default Re: KDM crashes, complains about theme can not be used

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Any traces in /var/log/Xorg.0.log? In /var/log/messages?
    Which is the theme you were trying to apply?
    I have been using the default opensuse theme for KDM, and the SuSE Elegant KDE-Look.org

    logging concerning KDM in /var/log/messages
    Code:
    2014-01-02T11:05:15.069346+01:00 machine xdm[754]: Starting service kdm..done
    2014-01-02T11:05:15.070043+01:00 machine systemd[1]: Started LSB: X Display Manager.
    2014-01-02T11:05:15.184961+01:00 machine kdm[776]: plymouth is running
    2014-01-02T11:05:15.318780+01:00 machine kdm[776]: plymouth is active on VT 7, reusing for :0
    2014-01-02T11:05:15.320970+01:00 machine kdm[776]: plymouth should quit after server startup
    2014-01-02T11:05:16.362930+01:00 machine kdm[776]: Quitting Plymouth with transition
    2014-01-02T11:05:16.389722+01:00 machine kdm[776]: Is Plymouth still running? no
    2014-01-02T11:05:22.561269+01:00 machine kdm_greet[898]: Cannot load /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/faces/.default.face: No such file or directory
    2014-01-02T11:05:26.100093+01:00 machine kdm: :0[897]: Cannot read from greeter for display :0
    2014-01-02T11:05:26.100625+01:00 machine kdm: :0[897]: Abnormal termination of (null), code 125, signal 0
    2014-01-02T11:05:26.103197+01:00 machine kdm[776]: plymouth is NOT running
    2014-01-02T11:05:27.540838+01:00 machine kdm[776]: plymouth should quit after server startup
    2014-01-02T11:05:28.413969+01:00 machine kdm[776]: Quitting Plymouth with transition
    2014-01-02T11:05:28.419960+01:00 machine kdm[776]: Is Plymouth still running? no
    2014-01-02T11:05:30.886189+01:00 machine kdm_greet[2472]: Cannot load /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/faces/.default.face: No such file or directory
    2014-01-02T11:05:36.433343+01:00 machine kdm: :0[2471]: Cannot read from greeter for display :0
    2014-01-02T11:05:36.433371+01:00 machine kdm: :0[2471]: Abnormal termination of (null), code 125, signal 0
    2014-01-02T11:05:37.925272+01:00 machine kdm[776]: plymouth should quit after server startup
    2014-01-02T11:05:38.735385+01:00 machine kdm[776]: Quitting Plymouth with transition
    2014-01-02T11:05:38.738279+01:00 machine kdm[776]: Is Plymouth still running? no
    2014-01-02T11:05:39.654062+01:00 machine kdm: :0[2526]: Abnormal termination of greeter for display :0, code 1, signal 0
    Could not find any errors related to KDM or otherwise in /var/log/Xorg.0.log

    One thing I had done a while before KDM started to act like this was to install packages for use of my fingerprint scanner. Though I haven't used it yet, just installed some fprint and pam_fprint packages. Other than that just the regular updates of packages from opensuse and its latest KDE packages.

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    Default Re: KDM crashes, complains about theme can not be used

    An distribution upgrade to opensuse 13.1 did not solve the problem. XDM is useless, so I had to install lxdm in order to get into KDE.

    There must be something that makes KDM kdm_greet to crash. I would reckon that if I made a fresh install of opensuse 13.1 it would work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJViking View Post
    There must be something that makes KDM kdm_greet to crash. I would reckon that if I made a fresh install of opensuse 13.1 it would work fine.
    Try to remove/rename the directory /usr/share/kde4/config/kdm/ and reinstall kdm:
    Code:
    sudo mv /usr/share/kde4/config/kdm/  /usr/share/kde4/config/kdm.bak
    sudo zypper in -f kdm
    KDM's configuration should then be recreated from scratch with default values.

    Does it work then?

    If yes, you could remove /usr/share/kde4/config/kdm.bak completely.

    If not, I guess you should also have a look at /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager and /etc/pam.d/, but I'm not sure what exactly could cause your issue.

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    Default Re: KDM crashes, complains about theme can not be used

    I had a hunch. I uninstalled the fprint library, and I removed the following from from /etc/pam.d/common-auth
    Code:
    auth sufficient pam_fp.so
    Then KDM was working fine again. Seems it did not like fingerprint as authentication method.

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