Top-right bar shows "nvalid UTF-8]"

Bug #811852 reported by Hernando Torque on 2011-07-17
This bug affects 16 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Session Menu
Fix Released
Conor Curran
indicator-session (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The top-right bar starts with "nvalid UTF-8]" - see attached screenshot. When starting lightdm within a session (--test-mode), it displays the user name at that place.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity-greeter 0.0.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-5.6-generic 3.0.0-rc7
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-5-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Jul 17 13:27:44 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha amd64 (20110630)
SourcePackage: unity-greeter
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Hernando Torque (htorque) wrote :
Hernando Torque (htorque) wrote :
affects: unity-greeter (Ubuntu) → indicator-session (Ubuntu)
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-08-11
Changed in indicator-session:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in indicator-session:
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Conor Curran (cjcurran)
milestone: none → 0.3.2
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-08-18
Changed in indicator-session:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-08-18
Changed in indicator-session:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package indicator-session - 0.3.2-0ubuntu1

indicator-session (0.3.2-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Top-right bar shows "nvalid UTF-8]" (LP: #811852)
    - Don't display 'updates available' when there aren't any (LP: #819495)
    - guest item in user menu (LP: #827909)
    - user menu shows all users with active sessions (LP: #827932)
    - Use ellipsis consistently in the indicator-session strings (LP: #621339)
    - ftbfs with gcc-4.6 -Werror (LP: #793105)
    - lightdm asks for password when resuming from suspend even when no one
      is logged in (LP: #812804)
 -- Ken VanDine <email address hidden> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 14:30:06 -0400

Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Reopening. lightdm's unity theme still shows "[Invalid UTF-8]" with this version.

Also, the theme shouldn't have the session indicator in the first place, but that's a separate issue.

Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

That's because the greeter in oneiric was not setting the flag, fixed with that upload:
unity-greeter (0.0.2-0ubuntu3) oneiric; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/update_to_trunk.patch:
    - backport the 3 commits which went to the vcs since the current version
    - Setup indicators to run in greeter mode (lp: #811853)

Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Kieran Hogg (xerosis) wrote :

After today's update to add the indicator for single-user systems, I'm seeing the same issue on a logged-in unity desktop.

Shanekpiper (shanekpiper) wrote :

I too have the same issue Kieran.

Loris Zinsou (nepenthes) wrote :

Same here !

Francisco Cribari (cribari) wrote :

This bug also affects me. I upgraded today from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 11.10, and the username shows on the top bar as

[Invalid UTF-8]

Jack Ostroff (ostroffjh) wrote :

I also see it after upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10, with indicator-session and unity-greeter 0.1.1.

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