On 04/04/18 23:14, Alexander Puchmayr wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> After last update, on one machine sddm-0.17.0-r1 no longer does not anything 
> anymore. Systemd starts the service, and systemctl status shows that the sddm 
> is running, and also ps jax shows a running sddm. 
>
> apollo ~ # systemctl status sddm
> ● sddm.service - Simple Desktop Display Manager
>    Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/sddm.service; enabled; vendor preset: 
> disabled)
>    Active: active (running) since Wed 2018-04-04 16:41:28 CEST; 2s ago
>      Docs: man:sddm(1)
>            man:sddm.conf(5)
>  Main PID: 8350 (sddm)
>    CGroup: /system.slice/sddm.service
>            └─8350 /usr/bin/sddm
>
> Apr 04 16:41:28 apollo systemd[1]: Started Simple Desktop Display Manager.
> Apr 04 16:41:28 apollo sddm[8350]: Initializing...
> Apr 04 16:41:28 apollo sddm[8350]: Logind interface found
> Apr 04 16:41:28 apollo sddm[8350]: Starting...
>
> But thats all. It does not create a log file (/var/log/sddm.log not touched, 
> no 
> entry), it does not start X (no process). It seems like sddm is starting and 
> waiting for something I don't know.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>       Alex
>
>
Had something similar (non-systemd) - make sure you complete all the X
updates, run revdep-rebuild and then re-emerge sddm.


BillK



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