I have KDE-Plasma on Arch. I recently changed my DE from Gnome to KDE because of some gdm issues. Everything is working great but while booting, a dialogue shows this prompt. Pressing Enter boots up the system normally but I want to know why this prompt is being shown and how can this be removed.

Configuration file "/var/lib/sddm/.config/sddm-greeterrc" not writable. Please contact your system administrator.

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I solved the issue by changing the owner of the /var/lib/sddm/.config/ directory recursively. The owner for the directory was root.

chown sddm:sddm /var/lib/sddm/.config -R


chown -R sddm:sddm /var/lib/sddm/.config

Got the same issue on my install.

Just touch the file at that address:

touch /var/lib/sddm/.config/sddm-greeterrc

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