sddm not starting after upgrade

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at
Sat Mar 21 02:42:24 UTC 2015

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 3:47 PM, Scarlett Clark <sgclark at> wrote:
> Yep, we are aware as I am affected myself and it *NEEDS* to be fixed, I am
> not in a position where I can
> reinstall. So in short, it is a priority before release :)
> Scarlett
> On 03/20/2015 03:43 PM, Dale Trombley wrote:
> Being fully updated I'm still getting this issue? Will this be fixed in an
> update or do I need to reinstall?
> On Mar 15, 2015 7:14 AM, "Philip Muskovac" <yofel at> wrote:
>> On Thursday 12 March 2015 23:39:48 Jonathan Riddell wrote:
>> > Today's update has a nice daily image working well with ubiquity-dm but
>> > seems to fall for a mysterious bug on some upgrades where login manager
>> > sddm does not run if you reboot
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > you can start it manually by logging in at the linux console and running
>> > systemctl start sddm
>> >
>> > and a reinstall of the live cd fixes it
>> >
>> > but as yet I've no idea what makes it not start sddm.  Any suggestions
>> > welcome.
>> From the messages on the various bug reports, and from the discussion I
>> had with Aaron and BluesKaj in #kubuntu-devel, the common pattern seems to
>> be:
>> Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/sddm.service; disabled; vendor preset:
>> enabled)
>> from systemctl status sddm. A simple "systemctl enable sddm" should fix
>> that. I'm clueless what disables sddm in the first place though...
>> Philip

I'm still finding `systemctl enable sddm` necessary today in a
freshly-installed, freshly-updated Vivid beta. Wifi didn't start
automatically and in fact I found the "start automatically" choice
unchecked again. I'll add my input on once I start up again with
the start-auto enabled and see if it still happens.

Other small glitches I've noticed: the lockscreen no longer
automatically catches your input. In other words, the cursor is not in
the textbox. That is slightly annoying every time.

I have the slideshow enabled on my screen, and recently the new image
is being placed right over the old image, rather than replacing it.
Since I have it set to scale, some are smaller, and I've seen as many
as four images stacked one on top of the other. Very unprofessional.

I will report those last two upstream if somebody tells me the names
to use in the bug reports.


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