FS#50204 - [sddm-kcm] 5.7.2-1: Impossible change SDDM background

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Strangiato (Strangiato) - Saturday, 30 July 2016, 17:15 GMT
Last edited by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Saturday, 30 July 2016, 17:39 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture x86_64
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Description: Change sddm background never worked on my system.
This bug affects Antergos and Manjaro too, two Arch-based distros.
I think this is not an upstream bug because SDDM background change works correctly on other linux distros (OpenSuse, Kubuntu and Sparky).

Additional info:
package version: 5.7.2-1

Steps to reproduce:
1. open kde settigns, open "Startup and shutdown", on left side select "Login screen (SDDM)"
2. select your SDDM theme, click on button below SDDM theme preview and select "load from file..." to change your SDDM backgound
3. choose any wallpaper file as your new SDDM background
4. apply the change and logout from your plasma 5 user session
Actual result: previous background is still active in SDDM
Correct result: new background is active in SDDM
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Closed by  Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Saturday, 30 July 2016, 17:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Comment by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Saturday, 30 July 2016, 17:39 GMT
it is an upstream issue. You need to use an image that is world-readable. See https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=344867