i played around with SDDM on a Manjaro Gnome system to get rid of the boring gnome login screen. After setup SDDM with via Install Display Managers - Manjaro
i’m not able to lock the screen anymore because i get the error that lockscreen needs GDM.
is there a way to tell the system to use SDDM for lockscreen?
i found similar threads and thought there was an easy way to fix this after 9 years or it is somehow realized differently.
So I have to rely on the feature if I use SDDM instead of GDM?
That’s the way it looks to me, but I’m not sure.
SDDM is not a lock screen; it’s a display manager, which incorporates the Plasma login screen, and that’s quite a different thing from a screen locker.
The screen locking component in KDE Plasma is not SDDM but
kscreenlocker, and as you could read, this won’t work with GNOME, even if only because GNOME relies on GDM for its lock screen.
Furthermore, it’s never a good idea to try replacing essential GNOME components by KDE components. Plasma is more forgiving than GNOME in that regard.
thanks for the explanation! I did not know that Gnome a is so inflexible. My goal was actually just to have a nicer login screen, since you can hardly customize Gnome’s login screen if at all anymore.
Disclaimer: not used for years now so don t know if It still work at this days.
For a screen saver on gnome instead use gdm you can use budgie-screensaver. Is a fork of the old gnome-screensaver but maintained for budgie.
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