this is my first Linux OS, and I'm trying to get more acquainted with my environment. I've got Kali Linux KDE working well, but when I first start linux, it boots into the terminal screen for TTY1 asking for my login and password. After I type that in, it boots into the Kali Linux GUI, but I'm pretty sure that initial login is supposed to have some sort of interface.
sddm as the display manager which I have made sure I have installed along with
kde-config-sddm. I've tried to use
systemctl enable sddm to start
sddm at boot, but I get a warning
The unit files have no installation config (WantedBy, RequiredBy, Also, Alias settings in the [Install] section, and DefaultInstance for the template units). This means they are not meant to be enabled using systemctl."
Now I know sddm is supposed to be able to be enabled, but I think this error has something to do with the fact that I have no sddm config file which according to the man pages is supposed to be located at
/usr/lib/sddm/sddm.conf.d. I don't even have a
/usr/lib/sddm folder. Having reinstalled sddm, I think the sddm directory should exist, I know
apt-get tells me its installed. KDE gives me a GUI for login settings, but I don't see anything to enable at startup.
Am I misunderstanding how a display manager is supposed to function? Would really appreciate anyone who could shed some light on this problem.