• 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?

  • 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.

  • @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

  • @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.

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