Issue with SDDM

I just did a logoff and receive the below error message. I did a log off earlier today and there was not issue then. Since that logoff I’ve had these updates: libspectre 0.2.9-2, linux-hardened-headers 5.8.11.a-1, yad 7.2-1, linux-hardened 5.8.11.a-1, firefox 81.0-2, kdocker-git 5.3.r0.a067154-1(uninstalled and replaced the kdocker I had installed earlier today), emby-server 4.5.0.50-1. Any suggestions on how to fix this and what caused it? Thanks

Configuration file"var/lib/sddm/.config/sddm-greeterrc" not writeable.

Please contact your administrator.

Have you changed desktop managers recently?

Edit: Does this seem like it might be on the right track?

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Of the two solutions which do you suggest? While I’m asking what is this touch I’ve been seeing lately? Thanks

EDIT:

Looks like the first solution is what I want. Not ever sure why the second person would of made their. post Thanks again.

I think there are some root permission stuff changed in kde. I really don’t know but just from tidbits i read i came across this.

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Well I lied when I marked that as the solution. Created the file cause it actually didn’t exist, and fixed permissions and it’s still doing it.

EDIT:

I’m going to call this related. Emby creates a folder under /var/lib/ that I should have access to without doing anything. I actually had to take ownership of it so I could open it and edit a file in it. Also creating “sddm-greeterrc” just creates an empty file, so I don’tr get why the one poster would of had the one OP syackexchange even create the file.

That file does not exist on my system:

/var/lib/sddm/.config
Permissions Size User Date Modified    Name
.rw-------   633 sddm 2020-07-27 21:37 user-dirs.dirs
.rw-r--r--     5 sddm 2020-07-27 21:37 user-dirs.locale

Weird, what permissions does yours have (note user = sddm)

I can show what mine has but i don’t have Emby installed.
Edit: Just tell me what you want to see.

drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin  20 Sep  6 09:27 AccountsService
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin   0 Jun 22 02:39 alsa
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin   0 Jun 21 09:13 apparmor
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin   0 Aug  8 14:48 arpd
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin   0 Jun 15 13:14 boltd
drwxr-xr-x 1 colord      colord      6 Sep  6 09:27 colord
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin  20 Sep  6 09:26 dbus
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin   0 Feb 22  2020 dhclient
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin  54 Sep 23 07:34 dkms

lrwxrwxrwx 1 alienprober autologin  12 Sep  9 09:13 emby -> private/emby

drwxrwxrwt 1 alienprober autologin   0 Nov 13  2019 ex
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin  92 Sep 25 04:52 flatpak
drwxr-xr-x 1 root        root       68 Sep  8 16:05 fwupd
drwxr-xr-x 1 geoclue     geoclue     0 Sep  6 11:11 geoclue
drwxr-xr-x 1 komga       komga      12 Sep 10 14:30 komga
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin  16 Sep  6 09:25 krb5kdc
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin  26 Sep  6 09:30 lirc
drwxr-x--- 1 alienprober autologin   0 Sep  1 05:29 locate
-rw-r--r-- 1 alienprober autologin 245 Sep 25 00:00 logrotate.status
drwxr-xr-x 1 root        root        0 Sep 25 09:09 machines
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin  34 Sep 15 13:08 mhwd
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin   0 Aug 21 04:19 misc
drwxr-x--- 1 alienprober autologin  20 Sep 25 00:00 mlocate
drwx------ 1 alienprober autologin 270 Sep 25 09:09 NetworkManager
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin   0 Sep 11 08:22 os-prober
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin  18 Sep 25 05:22 pacman
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin  34 Sep  9 08:23 plex
drwxr-xr-x 1 root        root        0 Sep 25 09:09 portables
drwx------ 1 root        root        8 Sep  9 09:13 private

drwxr-xr-x 1 sddm        sddm      182 Sep  8 16:02 sddm

drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin 222 Sep 25 07:09 snapd
drwxr-xr-x 1 root        root      104 Sep  6 09:45 systemd
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin   0 Feb 10  2020 tlp
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin  12 Sep  6 09:32 tpm2-tss
drwx------ 1 alienprober autologin   0 Aug 15 11:40 udisks2
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin  24 Sep  6 09:28 uniconf
drwxr-xr-x 1 root        root      884 Sep 25 04:59 upower
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin   0 Jul 19 04:15 usb_modeswitch
drwxr-xr-x 1 alienprober autologin  30 Sep  6 09:26 xkb

How to bring that up?

LOL you’re going to make me find that page again? Is there a way to view Konsole history? Would be much easier to find what I use that way.

EDIT:

YEAH!!! I just happened to leave it open. I just navigated to the folder in my file manager, opened Konsole there, then ls -lh.

Arrow up on Konsole

Edited my previous post.

Which folder are you saying?

/var/lib/

Like this or different?

[ricklinux@eos-plasma ~]$ ls -lh /var/lib
total 4.0K
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    20 Sep  8 21:55 AccountsService
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Jun 22 05:39 alsa
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Aug  8 17:48 arpd
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Jun 15 16:14 boltd
drwxr-xr-x 1 colord colord   6 Sep  8 21:55 colord
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    20 Sep  8 21:55 dbus
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Feb 22  2020 dhclient
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    50 Sep 24 10:58 dkms
drwxrwxrwt 1 root   root     0 Nov 13  2019 ex
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    68 Sep  8 22:29 fwupd
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    16 Sep  8 21:54 krb5kdc
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    26 Sep  8 21:57 lirc
drwxr-x--- 1 root   locate   0 Sep  1 08:29 locate
-rw-r--r-- 1 root   root   214 Sep 25 00:00 logrotate.status
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Sep 25 12:32 machines
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Aug 21 07:19 misc
drwxr-x--- 1 root   locate  20 Sep 25 00:00 mlocate
drwx------ 1 mysql  mysql    0 Sep  8 22:14 mysql
drwx------ 1 root   root   272 Sep 25 12:32 NetworkManager
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Sep 25 11:17 os-prober
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    30 Sep 25 11:22 PackageKit
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    18 Sep 25 11:22 pacman
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Sep 25 12:32 portables
drwx------ 1 root   root     0 Sep  8 21:54 private
drwxr-xr-x 1 sddm   sddm   176 Sep  8 22:02 sddm
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root   116 Sep  8 22:02 systemd
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Feb 11  2020 tlp
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    12 Sep  8 21:58 tpm2-tss
drwx------ 1 root   root     0 Aug 15 14:40 udisks2
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    24 Sep  8 21:56 uniconf
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Jun 17 04:38 upower
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Jul 19 07:15 usb_modeswitch
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    30 Sep  8 21:55 xkb
[ricklinux@eos-plasma ~]$ 
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Yea

I went to folder and opened a terminal.

[ricklinux@eos-plasma lib]$ ls-lh
bash: ls-lh: command not found
[ricklinux@eos-plasma lib]$ ls -lh
total 4.0K
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    20 Sep  8 21:55 AccountsService
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Jun 22 05:39 alsa
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Aug  8 17:48 arpd
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Jun 15 16:14 boltd
drwxr-xr-x 1 colord colord   6 Sep  8 21:55 colord
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    20 Sep  8 21:55 dbus
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Feb 22  2020 dhclient
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    50 Sep 24 10:58 dkms
drwxrwxrwt 1 root   root     0 Nov 13  2019 ex
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    68 Sep  8 22:29 fwupd
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    16 Sep  8 21:54 krb5kdc
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    26 Sep  8 21:57 lirc
drwxr-x--- 1 root   locate   0 Sep  1 08:29 locate
-rw-r--r-- 1 root   root   214 Sep 25 00:00 logrotate.status
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Sep 25 12:36 machines
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Aug 21 07:19 misc
drwxr-x--- 1 root   locate  20 Sep 25 00:00 mlocate
drwx------ 1 mysql  mysql    0 Sep  8 22:14 mysql
drwx------ 1 root   root   272 Sep 25 12:32 NetworkManager
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Sep 25 11:17 os-prober
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    30 Sep 25 11:22 PackageKit
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    18 Sep 25 11:22 pacman
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Sep 25 12:36 portables
drwx------ 1 root   root     0 Sep  8 21:54 private
drwxr-xr-x 1 sddm   sddm   176 Sep  8 22:02 sddm
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root   116 Sep  8 22:02 systemd
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Feb 11  2020 tlp
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    12 Sep  8 21:58 tpm2-tss
drwx------ 1 root   root     0 Aug 15 14:40 udisks2
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    24 Sep  8 21:56 uniconf
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Jun 17 04:38 upower
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root     0 Jul 19 07:15 usb_modeswitch
drwxr-xr-x 1 root   root    30 Sep  8 21:55 xkb
[ricklinux@eos-plasma lib]$ 

Edit: Same thing…just wanted to be sure i was giving you what you asked.

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LOL my bad and I thought you were asking how to do it.

Well i sort of was in a way because I’m not a big terminal guru. Keep in mind i won’t have a lot of applications you have but the main stuff is there related to KDE.

Edit: Reason i asked because you didn’t show the command in your output so i was guessing. I’m not that Kreskin! :grin:

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Because of a couple of other minor issues I’m seriously thinking of rerunning, but I’d like to wait till the 13th or 14th cause Plasma 5.20 will be released on the 13th.