gdm still appears briefly even though autologin is enabled

Bug #435801 reported by Pete Goodall on 2009-09-24
This bug affects 17 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gdm (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

I enabled autologin, and when I reboot I see:

 * Blinking cursor in the upper left corner
 * then Xsplash
 * very briefly see the default Ubuntu background and the "login ready" sound plays
 * then I'm returned to Xsplash

This translates to a very jittery boot experience, and means boot takes a long time (about 40 seconds).

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Sep 24 11:30:36 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: gdm 2.28.0-0ubuntu4
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-10.35-generic
SourcePackage: gdm
Tags: ubuntu-unr
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-10-generic i686

Pete Goodall (pgoodall) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, did the issue started recently? I'm wondering if that's a side effect of the change to not use autologon users again when they are logging out

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Pete Goodall (pgoodall) wrote :

Yes, this came up recently. At least I think so as GDM was starting by itself for a while. ;-) Still happens as of today (with updates) and it is pretty ugly. :-/

David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

I can also confirm the issue and it started when the autologin bug fix was integrated into gdm.

Assigning to Robert at Rick's request. To be worked on as a post-beta bug though.

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Robert, the change which leads to the issue is

" * debian/patches/17_use_timed_login_after_autologin.patch:
    - revert upstream change to not use timed login after autologin session
      (lp: #396489)"

it would be nice to have autologin working as it did before but having the second login to be a timeouted one

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

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Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) → nobody
assignee: nobody → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Low → Medium
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Bug found and fixed. It appears to be fixed upstream as that code was changed for other reasons.

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) → nobody
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Note it wasn't due to 17_use_timed_login_after_autologin.patch. It was easier to see by apt-get removing xsplash.

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gdm - 2.28.0-0ubuntu9

gdm (2.28.0-0ubuntu9) karmic; urgency=low

  * debian/gdm.postinst:
    - use the correct key to set the gtk theme

  [ Robert Ancell ]
  * debian/patches/22_shutdown_menu.patch:
    - Fix spacing on shutdown menu (LP: #437691)
  * debian/patches/*.patch:
    - Update patch headers
  * debian/patches/19_no_greeter_for_autologin.patch:
    - Fix bug that caused the GDM greeter to be displayed briefly when
      automatically logging in (LP: #435801)

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Wed, 30 Sep 2009 15:21:09 +0200

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in gdm:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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