Enabling auto-login in UNE restarts into the regular desktop

Bug #548417 reported by Matt Griffin on 2010-03-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gdm (Ubuntu)
Didier Roche

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

1. Boot into regular Lucid UNE
2. Go to System > Administration > Login Screen
3. Unlock the application
4. Select "Login as <my username> automatically" and click Close
5. Restart
6. System skips login and boots into Lucid Desktop (no UNE)

If I change the Login Screen setting back to "Show the screen for choosing who will log in" it still boots me into Lucid Desktop (no UNE). No way to get back to the UNE interface.

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2010-03-26
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → Didier Roche (didrocks)
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

It seems that my changes about default session has been lost in 2.29.92-0ubuntu5 merge. I've just uploaded 2.29.92-0ubuntu7 which should push back the needed bits.

Can you confirm it's fixed? (tested and it works for me)

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

well, there had been a collision in upload, it will be 2.29.92-0ubuntu8 finally :)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gdm - 2.29.92-0ubuntu8

gdm (2.29.92-0ubuntu8) lucid; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/09_gdmsetup.patch:
    - reintegrate the needed bits lost in the merge in 2.29.92-0ubuntu5:
      select default session is back! (LP: #548417)
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:19:17 +0100

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Matt Griffin (mattgriffin) wrote :

Didier - Tested on my UNE system and it's fixed :)

The "Select" text is quite long so the Login Screen Settings menu leaves about 1 inch on either side of my 9 inch Dell mini. Any chance to shorten some of the descriptive text for each dropdown option? I don't know if there are standards for these things but perhaps not using complete sentences. For example, instead of "This session logs you into a 2D Ubuntu Netbook Edition", use "Log into a 2D ubuntu Netbook Edition". Thanks!

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

The translation comes from the .destkop file in the session. I agree that it's a little bit large, but we are past string freeze and don't think we can have it as a delta with upstream, and as we want to avoid tooltip… not really sure what can be done here.

(it's even worse in French ;)).

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