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Date:      Sat, 13 Mar 2021 11:24:26 -0500
From:      Steven Friedrich <>
Subject:   Re: Can't get back to KDE Plasma session after selecting KDE Cinnamon session
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On 3/13/21 8:37 AM, Graham Perrin wrote:
> On 13/03/2021 00:15, Steven Friedrich wrote:
>> …
> Control-Alt-F2 to bring up ttyv1
> Login as root, then use your tool of choice to kill whatever prevents 
> you from regaining the sddm screen. Or simply:
> service restart sddm
> My tool of choice: htop, with a tree view whenever I'm killing things.
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It's not regaing the sddm screen as the problem. I've been using service 
sddm stop and later the onestart.

The problem is that sddm PUTS me in a Cinnamon desktop, even though I 
selected Plasma.

I CAN get a Plasma desktop by un-commenting the appropriate exec in my 

Donald Knuth - I've proven it's correct, but I haven't actually tried it.

HP-Slimline 290-p0014 Desktop using integrated UHD Graphics 630

Running KDE Neon 5.21.2, Kubuntu 20.10, Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon, and

FreeBSD FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE-p4 FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE-p4 r369434 Special  amd64

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