[ubuntu-studio-devel] plasma desktop

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Wed Jun 13 22:10:19 UTC 2018

I installed Studio 18.10 today and then dropped kubuntu-desktop in on top. 
This pretty much just worked with one exception. After logout I found 
there were two "Plasma" sessions (as well as ubuntustudio and xfce). On 
selecting the first of the two and logging in, I found that I had no mouse 
and no keyboard... I ended up using the reset button. The second "plasma" 
worked fine when I had rebooted. As happened, while installing 
kubuntu-desktop I was asked to choose the display manager and because that 
is what we have been using, that was what I chose. So I went through the 
packages that get loaded and found sddm was part of it. I found the config 
screen and switched the DM to sddm. Now there were still two Plasma 
entries, but one of them was clearly labeled (Wayland)... so ya, Wayland 
doesn't work. If we are going to add different DEs to studio, we may wish 
to look into sddm as a replacement for lightdm as it provides a little 
more info about the session.

Quite honestly, I think we could provide plasma as a DE by changing 
kubuntu-desktop a very little to give our backdrop and the one tweak for 
window stacking.

The bigger thing will be changing the chooser plugin for ubiquity.

Len Ovens

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