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Bug 915483 - x11-misc/sddm: SDDM is only run under the root X11 user.
Summary: x11-misc/sddm: SDDM is only run under the root X11 user.
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: LxQt maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2023-10-09 14:26 UTC by Benjamín P
Modified: 2024-01-21 16:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Benjamín P 2023-10-09 14:26:25 UTC
It would be great if SDDM could run under wayland. Documentation of SDDM says, that SDDM is abble to run under wayland. It's a little inappropriate to run Xorg to run wayland session. It would be great if x11-misc/sddm had USE flag, which can change default configuration to run SDDM under (for example) kwin compositor. 

If this is not possible, it would be a good idea to run SDDM under X11 without root privileges. This way is for sure stable.
Comment 1 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2023-10-10 09:08:42 UTC
It is experimental and broken for every second user trying to use it.
Comment 2 Sam James archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2024-01-21 16:10:52 UTC was where we did some WIP on it, just for completeness.