I switched from the Ubuntu/Neon KDE BigScreen install to Manjaro in order to get Chromium Media Edition running on a Raspberry Pi 4 as I don’t want to get BigScreen running Raspbian. Since the Manjaro repos have BigScreen for install, I’ve concluded Manjaro is a much better route.
I’m attempting to replicate the behavior of the BigScreen ISO (e.g., login without password).
I’ve installed the
libcec packages, but I have not been able to get the bigscreen wayland DE to show more than a black screen and mouse cursor.
Has anyone gone through this installation or able to point me in the right direction?
EDIT: I had some success with launching
plasmashell & through krunner, which got me to the desktop with the appropriate layout, but software like Chromium and Firefox would not launch; konsole would launch. I tried deleting the KDE configs in
~/.config/k* but this did not seem to help. A scan of
ps faux shows a
plasma-bigscreen-wayland session that likely has crashed in addition to the
plasmahsell & I manually started. I would assume this is part of the issue with the software failing to launch. Switching to the
plasma-wayland DE enabled me to launch software.
I also noticed that making changes to the Plasma settings in BigScreen would not save; this appears to be caused by a need for sudo authorization, but no auth dialog appears to permit the changes made. I was attempting to change my session from bigscreen to plasma-wayland but this failed to stick/apply.
What was further interesting is that my session said I was logging into BigScreen at the SDDM login, but autologin kept reporting Kodi as the default login. I’m not sure if I broke something here, but I have not been able to autologin since monkeying with this. Modifying the SDDM config directly may have been the cause, but reverting the change has not restored autologin functionality.