GDM automatic login is not transitioned to lightdm automatic login

Bug #854431 reported by Mario Limonciello on 2011-09-20
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lightdm (Ubuntu)
High
Martin Pitt
Oneiric
Low
Unassigned
Precise
High
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

lightdm: 0.9.7-0ubuntu1

I did an upgrade from natty to oneiric using 'do-release-upgrade -d'. Natty was configured for automatic login and included a custom.conf. After the upgrade I'm brought to a lightdm login screen. The automatic login configuration was not copied into lightdm.

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This should be done in the postinst when installing from scratch, i. e. the postinst could set the lightdm configuration based on current gdm custom.conf.

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Hans Hellén (hans-hellen) wrote :

This bug left me unable to login, as lightdm fails and shows only black/blank screen as in bug #868516. I think the importance should be changed to High. As a workaround for Mythbuntu users command:
sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
and configure:
autologin-user=<YOUR-USERNAME>
autologin-user-timeout=0
user-session=mythbuntu

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Ok, assigning to the Canonical Desktop Team for now, jason, pitti, others do you think that's configuration migration is something we need or a "would be nice to have" for the lts to lts upgrade?

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) → nobody
Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) → nobody
Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu Oneiric):
importance: Medium → Low
Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I think it'd be good to transition if we can, and it shouldn't be too hard either?

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
Hans Hellén (hans-hellen) wrote :

I found out that lightdm-gtk-greeter works, after I had a second look into lightdm.conf. (comment #2)

It is actually unity-greeter (0.1.1-0ubuntu1) that fails. Instead of showing the greeter, there is blank screen and hard disk indicator led blinks actively. The keyboard is unresponsive for a while: you cannot enter tty1, caps lock indicator led is not turned on, but then after about 10 seconds from pressing the keyboard the HD led is turned off and the keyboard starts to work normally. Probably this is a subject of another bug report.

The greeter can be changed in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf. I simply commented the unity-greeter. Reinstalling nvidia-173 or nvidia-common did not help.

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
tags: added: dist-upgrade lucid2precise precise qa-daily-testing rls-mgr-p-tracking
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-01-24
Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-01-27
tags: added: rls-p-tracking
removed: rls-mgr-p-tracking
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This is also a blocker for the automatic configuration upgrade tests in jenkins, I'll work on this tomorrow.

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) → Martin Pitt (pitti)
milestone: none → precise-alpha-2
status: Triaged → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package lightdm - 1.1.1-0ubuntu4

---------------
lightdm (1.1.1-0ubuntu4) precise; urgency=low

  * Add 00upstream_set-defaults_autologin_support.patch: Add support for
    setting autologin-user in lightdm-set-defaults. Committed to and
    backported from trunk.
  * debian/lightdm.postinst: Migrate autologin configuration from gdm on first
    installation. (LP: #854431)
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:25:03 +0100

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

oneiric has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the oneiric task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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