Description of problem:when multi_DE system is installed, default session is Gnome(wayland) when DM is changed from GDM to SDDM and any other DE session is logged in and then out of.
I prefer that the greeter remembers my last session DE.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible:every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install all DE from mga8-final CI.iso (32 or 64 bit)
2.reboot and change default DM from GDM to SDDM, login to Plasma DE
3.log-out and default Gnome(wayland) is offered as login DE
Hi, thanks reporting this.
Can you put here the content of /etc/sddm.conf ?
If there is this following line:
Please remove it.
Also, check the value of ALLOW_LIST_USER in MSEC.
This can be set to Yes.
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change in sdd.conf:
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reboot and it appears to have effected the required change
set in /etc/sddm.conf is a downstream decision from our KDE Team.
We do not want that last successful session appears at login.
Meanwhile, with multi desktops environments installed, this can be problematic as it lists what it want first...
This add extra step by default...
No really user-friendly.
To be put in release notes/erratas...?
RememberLastSession=false set in /etc/sddm.conf by defaut can confuse user.
So SDDM is the only DM that do not per default remember last chosen DE?
And it is Mageia packaging that have changed this?
So why do we change SDDM?
- and not the other DM?
To me it seems we should logically get SDDM in line with the others.
Added in Errata incl manual fix comment 1 + 3
Not reproduced on Mageia 8 intern release ISO on a x86_64 based system with nvidia (geforce gtx 670 and geforce gtx 1660 ti), both systems use nvidia-current driver.
Thanks yet again Morgan for this embarrassing little ERRATA.
> We do not want that last successful session appears at login
Why on earth not? Most users would expect the last desktop used to be pre-selected. People with >1 desktop will be very annoyed if they use SDDM.
My Mageia 8 (not from a recent ISO) /etc/sddm.conf has:
# If this flag is true, LastSession value will updated on every successful login, if false last session value won't be updated. Default
# value is true.
So being commented out, it defaults to 'remember'.
#### Mageia-specific configuration
has no override of this.
BUT Ben's file has exactly the same as above, *plus*:
#### Mageia-specific configuration
This is not right. Assigning to the kde team; easy-peasy to correct.
SDDM greeter does not remember previous session, defaults to Gnome(Wayland) if installed =>
SDDM login does not remember previous desktop session, RememberLastSession=false in /etc/sddm.conf
Sadly it was a relic from our internal testing of new theme. It will be fixed by an update post release, already in updates_testing now.
New rpm available.
This morning in a clean install of Lxqt I encountered this bug. It's annoying for a user who only uses Lxqt, but who also gets it by default in Mageia with Icwm.
I fixed it from Lxqt in sddm-config-editor, in the "users" section, checking "Remember the session of the last successfully logged in user". But for a user who doesn't know this, it can be confusing.
I'm glad this bug is fixed.
Updated sddm package fixes RememberLastSession option
Mageia 8 ships with a sddm configuration (/etc/sddm.conf) that breaks
last session remembering.
The updated sddm package fixes this by setting correct value in
In this file, an option RememberLastSession was set to false instead of true.
Updated packages in core/updates_testing: