guest login not working on KDE

Bug #1028552 reported by Jonathan Riddell
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Light Display Manager
Fix Released
lightdm-kde (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Fix Released

Bug Description

guest session login isn't working. me and d_ed looked at this at akademy and got it working by installing something but I don't remember what

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Jonathan Riddell (jr)
Changed in lightdm-kde (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.10-beta-1
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

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

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tags: added: iso-testing
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Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

00:11 < d_ed> hey, I /think/ (if I remember correctly) it's a missing package of sorts, and installing unity-greeter "happens" to fix it

00:12 < d_ed> the guest-setup script does some gconf calls to disable the screensaver and such, and it's not "if'd" out.

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David Edmundson (david.edmundson) wrote :

[+3.74s] DEBUG: Greeter start authentication for guest account
[+3.74s] DEBUG: Greeter requests session kde-plasma
[+3.74s] DEBUG: Using session kde-plasma
[+3.74s] DEBUG: Stopping greeter
[+3.74s] DEBUG: Session 8928: Sending SIGTERM
[+3.75s] DEBUG: Session 8928 exited with return value 0
[+3.75s] DEBUG: Greeter quit
[+3.75s] DEBUG: Opening guest account with command '/usr/sbin/guest-account add'
[+3.94s] DEBUG: Guest account setup script returns 32512: Adding system user `guest-mrIqvz' (UID 116) ...
Adding new group `guest-mrIqvz' (GID 126) ...
Adding new user `guest-mrIqvz' (UID 116) with group `guest-mrIqvz' ...
Not creating home directory `/'.

[+3.94s] DEBUG: Can't autologin guest, no guest account

When we run the guest account creation script on it's own (/usr/sbin/guest-account add):
Adding system user `guest-xNlkcz' (UID 117) ...
Adding new group `guest-xNlkcz' (GID 127) ...
Adding new user `guest-xNlkcz' (UID 117) with group `guest-xNlkcz' ...
Not creating home directory `/'.
bash: line 1: gconftool-2: command not found

 1) This a packaging bug in lightdm, it should depend on gconftool-2 if it uses it.
 2) wrong anyway. The lightDM guest-account-add script should not be doing Gnome specific things.
 3) we need a way to add the same, but KDE specific stuff, namely:
     Disable nepomuk (initial table creation takes a long time, and all data is discarded anyway, Vishesh agreed on this)
     Disable the screen lock (as if it does lock, the user is locked out completely)
     Disable jockey, software update et-al that need root access.

I'm pretty sure they'll be (equally) upset if we just add KDE code into this script, so we need to talk to upstream about a good universal way to do this, maybe loading a specific script based on the session name.

summary: - guest login not working
+ guest login not working on KDE
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David Edmundson (david.edmundson) wrote :

I was given the impression this is now fixed.

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Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Is this now confirmed fixed?

Changed in lightdm:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in lightdm-kde (Ubuntu Quantal):
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: ubuntu-12.10-beta-1 → ubuntu-12.10-beta-2
tags: added: quantal
Jonathan Riddell (jr)
Changed in lightdm-kde (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in lightdm:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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