Forces a reboot when changing language

Bug #1668661 reported by Michał Sawicz on 2017-02-28
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Bill Filler
ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu)
Michael Sheldon

Bug Description

Related: bug #1240875

It's currently impossible to change the UI language without rebooting. In a desktop scenario logging out and back in should be enough.

The wizard doesn't even require that, instead it restarts the session services (indicators, maliit etc.).

It'd be nice if the Settings app allowed to do that, or defer the reboot, informing the user that the change will only apply to newly started applications.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: ubuntu-system-settings 0.4+17.04.20170118.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-8.10-generic 4.10.0-rc8
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zavl zcommon znvpair
ApportVersion: 2.20.4-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity:Unity7
Date: Tue Feb 28 16:12:17 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-05-06 (297 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
SourcePackage: ubuntu-system-settings
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to zesty on 2016-11-22 (98 days ago)

Michał Sawicz (saviq) wrote :
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Bill Filler (bfiller)
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Bill Filler (bfiller)
tags: added: unity8-desktop
kevin gunn (kgunn72) on 2017-03-06
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: none → u8c-1
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2017-03-20
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
assignee: Bill Filler (bfiller) → Michael Sheldon (michael-sheldon)

Currently various aspects of unity8 and related services are based around upstart, which isn't accessible to system-settings (without a bit of hacking) due to it being started by systemd. So our current plan is to hold off on this until the unity8 migration to systemd is completed.

Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2017-03-21
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: u8c-1 → u8c-2
status: New → In Progress
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