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I am seeking information. In the wiki there are the following instructions on replacing lightdm with SDDM.
“Display Manager Options
SDDM (Recommended for KDE):
sudo pacman -S sddm-kcm
sudo systemctl -f enable sddm”
My question is, once I enable SDDM, can I uninstall lightdm, light-locker, and lightdm-webkit2-greeter? Are there more associated packages than that? I can leave them installed, but I don’t want them to do anything. Do I need to replace these with SDDM-related screensaver components?
If you happen to know the same for GNOME 3, I’d like it too. Thanks!
It’s obviously their prerogative, and I just love the project so much that I will probably stick with it. I guess I am just accusing the devs of making their product objectively worse for a bad reason. Obviously sometimes it is necessary to make decisions that users don’t like, like in the case of the Ubuntu Amazon button fiasco. That Amazon button made the product objectively worse, but there was an actual articulated reason for it. Ubuntu was conscience of this, and made it very easy to get rid of it if you wanted to.
I found this “guide” >> (wish I could link to it, but this forum won’t let me) wiki/desktops/installing-display-managers, which is nice, but it isn’t good enough. Yes, install the new dm and force enable it. Now what? What about light-locker? What about lightdm-webkit2-greeter? Do I need to replace them with the GDM equivalent (gnome-screensaver??) What about for KDE? Is there a locker necessary for SDDM after removing light-locker? The current method for me after activating SDDM is to uninstall lightdm, light-locker and lightdm-webkit2-greeter, and praying that uninstalling these doesn’t unwind the whole desktop, have unintended consequences or require further packages to restore functionality. Does anyone know? There is almost no documentation about this, because NO ONE WOULD EVER VOLUNTARILY INSTALL LIGHTDM WITH GNOME OR KDE. The only people in the world with this problem are Antergos users.
@lots-0-logs Sorry if I seem harsh! I really do appreciate everything that the Antergos does for their community, operating system, and forum. My only complaint would have to be the lack of communication when things like this happen. Otherwise, great work Antergos developers!