I am using x11/sddm on several installations and am happy with it. As a backup (in case anything happens with upgrade) I have also installed x11/slim. SLIM is not so fancy, but does in general the same job - handles login to the WM.The handbook states quite clearly to install KDE and sddm then populate rc.conf to enable hald, dbus and sddm - all very straight forward
kld_list="/boot/modules/i915kms.ko" dbus_enable="YES" sddm_enable="YES" # slim_enable="YES"
I have been using it for a long time now. Do not even remember reading the manual about that. Installed the graphics/drm-kmod and x11-servers/xorg-server first and x11/sddm after that. WM-s can be installed later and SDDM recognizes these automatically. Have done it several times on different machines. There are no tricks involved. You can run the SDDM independently witout any actual WM installed. When SDDM starts you already know that you Xorg and DRM are in good condition.Did it work just by following The Handbook?
Once I had issues with SDDM when upgraded from lower version.I reloaded the os and updated 12.2. 3rd time!
I loaded everything as detailed in the handbook for ver12.2 from xorg to sddm. I was very careful to enter everything perfectly.
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That's unfortunate :-(The PC in question developed a hardware fault so this install is now in the bin!
If you do so, feel free to ping me.I will open a series of other threads to address each problem and then document them all. …
#freenode_#kde-freebsd:matrix.orgin Matrix) discussing non-starts of Plasma following installations of x11/kde5.
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