[19.04 FEAT] Enable graphical distro installer to run natively with virtio-gpu

Bug #1799472 reported by bugproxy on 2018-10-23
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Ubuntu on IBM z Systems
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linux (Ubuntu)
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Skipper Bug Screeners

Bug Description

Installer update request for completing
[19.04 FEAT| Enable virtio-gpu for s390x
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1799467

Addl description:
The graphical installers either require VNC to be set up on s390x to run or are not supported at all.

With virtio-gpu support the installers can start an X Windows server locally as they would on an x86 system.

The distributor most likely only needs to disable s390x specific handling in the installer (like starting a VNC server) and just launch the graphical UI used for installation if a virtio-gpu device is present.

Business Value: Allows to install s390x KVM guests without any extra setup activities, providing the same user experience as on other platforms.

bugproxy (bugproxy) on 2018-10-23
tags: added: architecture-s39064 bugnameltc-172542 severity-high targetmilestone-inin1904
Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Skipper Bug Screeners (skipper-screen-team)
affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)
Frank Heimes (frank-heimes) wrote :

Since graphical components are not supported by the Ubuntu Server distribution and since we follow a different philosophy on things like this, I'm marking this as Invalid and suggest to have a quick call on that.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in ubuntu-z-systems:
status: New → Invalid
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Frank Heimes (frank-heimes) wrote :

Since this is the line item entry of the technical bug LP 1799467,
and since it is not about virtio-gpu CPU in QEMU rather than having a guest kernel support enabled so that an Ubuntu - when running on an enabled qemu - can actually output anything,
this is dependent and therefore tracked in LP 1799467 (it's not really a duplicate).
Since LP 1799467 is Fix Released, I'm setting this to Fix Released as well.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Fix Released
Changed in ubuntu-z-systems:
status: Invalid → Fix Released
importance: Wishlist → Medium

------- Comment From <email address hidden> 2019-02-05 03:53 EDT-------
IBM Bugzilla status -> closed, Fix Released with Disco

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