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    Default Default Display Manager

    If SDDM is the default display manager in Tumbleweed, why is sddm disabled in the services?

    Thank you,

    Loren

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    Quote Originally Posted by LorenzoLamas View Post
    If SDDM is the default display manager in Tumbleweed, why is sddm disabled in the services?
    Because in (open)SUSE, the display manager is started by a generic display-manager.service.

    This reads the configuration from /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager and runs the dm specified in DISPLAYMANAGER.

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    Default Re: Default Display Manager

    Also,
    SDDM is the preferred Display Manager only when you're running KDE.
    If you're running something else, you won't have SDDM enabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    Also,
    SDDM is the preferred Display Manager only when you're running KDE.
    If you're running something else, you won't have SDDM enabled.
    Well, it's not really about what you're running, but rather what you installed.

    On a default KDE installation sddm is installed/used, a default GNOME installation uses gdm, others probably use lightdm.

    The display manager is completely independent of the desktop though, you can use any DM you like.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 28-Oct-2016 at 11:50.

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    I think also how and if you upgraded from a previous version to TW or Leap. kdm may stick

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    I think also how and if you upgraded from a previous version to TW or Leap. kdm may stick
    Yes, the configuration is not changed on updates/upgrades.

    If you uninstall the configured display manager, the system (i.e. display-manager.service) will use xdm as fallback.

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