Issue#173995: Linux - Kate with openSUSE leap42.1 uses chinese(?) characters in a sddm.conf

  • I edited /etc/sddm.conf with kate on openSUSE leap42.1, adding some parameters. Everything looked alright, in particular I could read what I was entering...

    Those new parameters didn't work. So I went back and opened /etc/sddm.conf with kate again -- getting a message, that kate had opened the file with UTF8 encoding but there were characters contained with a different encoding and alright, anything I had entered showed up as chinese(?). I tried it with cat, kwrite and vim, they all confirmed chinese(?) entries.

    So, how / why could this happen? (How) Can I re-convert my entries to UTF8? And to add to this confusion, /etc/sddm.conf looks now (one evening later) like this

    Code:


    Current=breeze
    CursorTheme=breeze_cursors

    [XDisplay]
    ServerPath=/usr/bin/X
    SessionCommand=/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession
    DisplayCommand=/etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup
    MinimumVT=7

    [Users]
    HideShells=/usr/sbin/nologin,/bin/false
    MaximumUid=65000
    MinimumUid=0
    HideUsers=?Ę

    ...all chinese(?) characters gone. What the...

    0 Answers

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