I run the i3 window manager and it has been working alongside KDE for me for years. When I updated to plasma 5.25 this broke and I was not able to use my other window manager. I checked the environment variable with `echo $KDEWM` and the output is still the expected `/usr/bin/i3`
STEPS TO REPRODUCE
1. Upgrade to plasma 5.25
2. Create a new desktop in `/usr/share/xsessions` with
Exec=env KDEWM=/usr/bin/i3 /usr/bin/startplasma-x11
Name=Plasma with i3
Comment=Plasma with i3
3. Log in to the new session you just created.
Plasma starts up with the kwin window manager.
Plasma should start up with the i3 window manager.
Linux/KDE Plasma: Arch Linux x86_64 with Linux 5.18.3
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.25.0
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.95
Qt Version: 5.15.4
Everything works after downgrading the kde packages (on arch) to 2022 june 15. This is plasma 5.24.5.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 439481 ***
*** Bug 455882 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***