Why KDE installed with lightdm by default?



KDE uses SDDM display manager by default.
I didn't have a problem with that until it started behaving strangely with the kaisen-interface-switcher script, and its configuration and customization was complicated.
For the sake of simplicity and standardization, I decided using the postinst script on kaisen-kde, to change SDDM to LIGHTDM only when installing the package. This will allow you to reset SDDM or other display manager to default, without updating the package or the entire system, modifying your settings.


Return to SDDM


Universal method

The universal and potentially error-prone method is to modify the /etc/X11/default-display-manager file by hand and fill in the new display manager (for this example, replace /usr/sbin/lightdm by /usr/bin/sddm) and the changes will be visible the next time you start the computer.


Debian method

You just have to use the sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm command and select SDDM. This reconfiguration will be visible the next time you restart the computer. I advice this method, because is less error-prone.