KDE/Plasma + sddm: graphical login pauses a while, then restarts.

Michael Schuster michaelsprivate at gmail.com
Sat Jul 31 16:05:15 UTC 2021

To all,

thx for your suggestions on- and off-list

On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 7:40 AM Michael Schuster <michaelsprivate at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I'm running CURRENT as of Saturday night (built myself) and KDE (installed
> via pkg and working fine with the version updated around April). As
> indicated in the subject, I use sddm, and have been for the largest part of
> a year.
> For about the last two weeks, after I do "pkg update" & "pkg upgrade" into
> a new BE and reboot,
> I see the following behaviour:
> - I type in my password at the greeter's prompt,
> - the greeter window disappears, the usual progress bar KDE presents
> reaches about 1/3rd of its usual breadth, and stops.
> - after a while (hard to say, probably only a few seconds), the
> screen turns black, I see only the mouse cursor (which moves if I move the
> mouse/touchpad)
> - after a few more seconds, the login screen reappears.
> - I see no discernible error/warning message displayed.
> for completeness' sake:
> - login on a text console is possible all the time.
> - I didn't change my password during this time.
> - till before this weekend, I was using scfb, now (finally! :-)) I can use
> amdgpu, there seems to be no difference.

... this issue was resolved after updating all pkgs today, no configuration
changes I can recall.
Michael Schuster
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