On 02/13/18 01:10, François Patte wrote:
>> light(dm)   dm=Display Manager
>> You could try sddm, kdm, or gdm?
> I don't want to do that: I dislike gnome or kde and do not want to
> introduce a lot of dependancies....

For future reference....

This is what one gets from adding sddm to a pure GNOME system.

[egreshko@f27gq ~]$ sudo dnf install sddm
[sudo] password for egreshko:
Last metadata expiration check: 1:18:21 ago on Tue 13 Feb 2018 03:31:03 AM CST.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                         Arch        Version             Repository   
 sddm                            x86_64      0.15.0-1.fc27       fedora      
611 k
Installing dependencies:
 desktop-backgrounds-compat      noarch      27.0.0-1.fc27       fedora       
18 k

Transaction Summary
Install  2 Packages

Total download size: 629 k
Installed size: 1.5 M
Is this ok [y/N]: N
Operation aborted.

So, not a whole lot of dependencies.

Plus, dnf has the "erase" function.  Therefore, in the case of troubleshooting 
can erase what you've installed to remove unneeded/unwanted packages.

> I solved the problem but I am still wondering why this issue hapenned:


A motto of mine is: When in doubt, try it out

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