unity "change user session" no desktop panels

Bug #711920 reported by jerrylamos on 2011-02-02
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-session (Ubuntu)
Didier Roche

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

Booting CD Live Natty 20110201 on IBM Thinkpad T40 ati radeon mobility 7500 gets the message:
"change user session"
however it does NOT change the session, since there are no desktop panels. Just a purple splotch background and a cursor.

The bug is unity did not change to the login session so the correct user session can indeed be chosen.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.4.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-1.28-generic 2.6.38-rc2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-1-generic i686
Architecture: i386
BootDmesg: (Nothing has been logged yet.)
Date: Wed Feb 2 15:13:47 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GdmLog1: Not present
GdmLog2: Not present
GraphicsCard: Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad T42 2373-4WU [1014:0530]
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20110202)
LiveMediaBuild_: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20110202)
MachineType: IBM 23736U0
 Socket 0:
   no product info available
 Socket 1:
   no product info available
 Socket 0:
   no card
 Socket 1:
   no card
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper root=/dev/ram ramdisk_size=393216 rw quiet radeon.modeset=0 single
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-1.28-generic 2.6.38-rc2
SourcePackage: unity
dmi.bios.date: 10/13/2005
dmi.bios.vendor: IBM
dmi.bios.version: 1RETDNWW (3.19 )
dmi.board.name: 23736U0
dmi.board.vendor: IBM
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: IBM
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnIBM:bvr1RETDNWW(3.19):bd10/13/2005:svnIBM:pn23736U0:pvrThinkPadT40:rvnIBM:rn23736U0:rvrNotAvailable:cvnIBM:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 23736U0
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad T40
dmi.sys.vendor: IBM
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10-1ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6~3ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.13.2+git20110124.fadee040-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-1ubuntu5
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu4

jerrylamos (jerrylamos) wrote :
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

the dialog is just temporary and the change user session will be removed as the idea was to open gnome-control-center which doesn't support it for now.

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → gnome-session (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-session - 2.32.1-0ubuntu14

gnome-session (2.32.1-0ubuntu14) natty; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/02_add_ubuntu_session.patch:
    - add a better wording (LP: #712091)
  * debian/control.in:
    - recommends unity-2d as a gnome-panel | unity alternative (LP: #708928)
  * debian/patches/05_enhance_fallback_mode.patch:
    - change the multi-fallback handling, now a list of key in the keyfile is
      provided to FallbackSessionsID. If the fallback is found, the matching
      <keyname>_Message will be displayed if exists. (LP: #704409)
    - don't show "change user session" for now has gnome-control-center with
      that option won't be ready for natty (LP: #711920)
    - adapt the gnome session to the new format (LP: #707232)
  * debian/patches/02_add_ubuntu_session.patch:
    - adapt to new format
    - set ubuntu as the default session if no argument is given
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:17:57 +0100

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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