Wily user UI shows auto-login off after selecting on during install

Bug #1487819 reported by Erick Brunzell on 2015-08-23
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
accountsservice (Ubuntu)
gdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Just testing Ubuntu GNOME Wily 20150822 i386 and I've noticed that in spite of selecting auto-login = on during installation when the installation is complete and after first boot opening Settings > Users the UI shows off, but auto-login is working properly and if you toggle the UI back and forth from off to on a couple of times it seems to start working properly.

I also installed Ubuntu 20150822 i386 and it's not affected so I suspect this is either a bug in gdm or possibly in g-c-c or g-s-d.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: gdm 3.16.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.1.0-3.3-generic 4.1.3
Uname: Linux 4.1.0-3-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.18-0ubuntu7
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Sat Aug 22 23:04:29 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-08-23 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Alpha i386 (20150822)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gdm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
mtime.conffile..etc.gdm.custom.conf: 2015-08-22T21:20:12.826508

Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote :

I wonder if this could be an accountsservice issue as Sebastien Bacher discovered in bug #1245915?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote :

Still affecting Ubuntu GNOME 20151020 Wily installs.

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

each DM has its own unique method for setting autologin.

I dont know if the gnome-control-center UI ever worked? If it did maybe we dropped some Ubuntu patch. Does the UI work on Unity/Lightdm combo?

Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote :

It's OK in Ubuntu Xenial. Do I really need to install and check Ubuntu Wily?

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

wasn't the other bug 1547297 complaining the UI does not work in xenial? Or do you mean Ubuntu works and
Ubuntu GNOME doesnt?

Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote :

In Wily if you set auto login to on during installation the first boot would ask for a password. Then if you checked the user UI in System Settings it said it was turned on but it wasn't. So if you toggled it off, then rebooted, then opened the user UI again and toggled it on the auto login would begin working.

In Xenial it just doesn't work at all.

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

oddly the toggle state works fine on xenial + GNOME 3.20, which would still be using the same accountsservice. However the related code in gnome-control-center has not changed in years

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