Matcha Dynamic SDDM Theme

So another piece of Matcha I've been working on ..

Make sure to read the gitlab page for easy install and config options.

As always - test and let me know how it tastes :hugs:

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is it possible to login using typing username and password
in sddm.
i mean can we type username.
as chili theme dont allow manually typing username.
if i want to login as root its not allowed.
does this theme allow to login by typing username?

That seems like a good thing.

although its good but.its limiting the user.

... you shouldnt really login as root.
But you really shouldnt login to the Desktop/GUI as root like at all, ever.
I cant think of a single time that was required.
But I can think of a few times people tried and broke things..

What would ever be a valid reason to login to a DM as root?

it was just given as example i know login as root can break thing.
the question is it possible to login using typing username.like there is '+' button or something which allows you to type username

well let me tell you real reason why i want a option to type username.
well i made an attempt to create blackarch repo manjaro iso and
it was created and i used chili sddm theme.
but you know what some rather test account took prority.and manjaro username did not appear.in live iso.
it was when i was testing if that thing boots or not.
since i had no way to login to manjaro user in live boot.
i couldn't see if it was working.
and i will never try manjaro+blackarch again the iso size gone up to 12 gb.
i dont wanna think about doing those experiments again.
that damn iso did not even go past sddm.

...drop to tty then login, in that very specific case.

CTRL+ALT+F3, type 'manjaro'. done.

But it could be implemented. Right now there is no easy 'option' for it.

In breeze for example, you would just comment out a handful of lines ..
This is set up a bit differently though :wink:

virtual keyboard button is not at bottom left cant access virtual keyboard

Experimenting with it.
For example - it will show if you do

QT_IM_MODULE=qtvirtualkeyboard sddm-greeter --test-mode --theme /usr/share/sddm/themes/matcha
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yes the virtual keyboard shows up.
but its in test mode and the real need is on login screen.

Well, yes, I understand. The point it that environment variable allows it ... but we dont want it everywhere because .. well use it to launch kate for example.

@Librewish
can you test for me in /etc/sddm.conf
under the [General] section make sure to have this line (if not, create it):

InputMethod=qtvirtualkeyboard

it works.now the virtual keyboard is shown at login screen

yay.
In my case the line was missing entirely - but once enabled the theme did its job of effectively hiding it behind the button. and its moveable and everything as intended too.
yippee. :slight_smile: I guess I'll add it to the README.

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Going to push some changes, including better defaults:

(and will better match the new splash too)
plasma_d

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:yum: It was easy to install and tastes great. The default settings suit me fine but thanks for the hint about tinkering with settings. I'm using illyria-default-lockscreen-nobrand as the background image still which fits it nicely.

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This theme has no package in the repo yet? Can't find anything sddm related when searching for Matcha.
@Ste74 oversight? :slight_smile:

No package yet

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let me see what happen

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Please see the package matcha-kde if contain the sdd theme .. as i can see is into it..