• Can't change user picture or background in SDDM


    I have the sddm and sddm-kcm packages installed, and set them as the primary display manager by running these commands in Konsole:

    sudo systemctl disable lightdm
    sudo systemctl -f enable sddm

    But when I got into the login settings in System Settings and change the background, it doesn’t change when I reboot my machine. The user image doesn’t change, either.

    I’ve already tried to run this fix, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SDDM#Changing_your_avatar (at least to try to solve the user issue), to no avail.

    Does anyone know how I might fix this?


    "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

    Jesse DuBord
    FILMMAKER

  • UPDATE: The lock screen shows backgrounds and user profile pictures properly… so it seems to be only the sddm login display manager with the issue.


    "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

    Jesse DuBord
    FILMMAKER

  • @jesse-dubord You need to change the permissions on the image (And maybe give the image root ownership I can’t remember), it’s an ongoing bug with sddm: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=344867

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  • @Wyn , thanks for the reply and suggestion. I took a picture in my pictures folder and give every user permission to “Read & Write” and rebooted. Unfortunately, the bug was still present.


    "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

    Jesse DuBord
    FILMMAKER

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