[nouveau] ubuntu desktop install & background is changing on selecting options(drop-downs) in ubiquity

Bug #1925279 reported by Chris Guiver
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Bug Description

QA-test of Ubuntu hirsute (desktop) RC on
- hp dc7700 (c2d-e6320, 5gb, nvidia quadro nvs 290)

** My error

I intended to hit "Install" and not "Try" but the desktop started in live mode, so I assume that was my error in selection... Because I was in 'try' mode I adjusted the display setup so it matched my setup. That was only change made, before clicking on "Install" icon on desktop & returning to the intended QA-test install.

** Expected result

As I progress thru dialogs in my Manual Partitioning install of Ubuntu Desktop, I don't expect the desktop wallpaper to change at all.

** Actual Result

The background wallpaper starting top left corner of my "upper" display started switching from normal background & going bright-blue. The area of blue kept growing on each dialog press in ubiquity until both displays were all blue.

I continued with the ubiquity dialogs (just clicked INSTALL NOW) but a number of clicks back all background wallpaper was gone, and I've two black monitors (no wallpaper is shown).

If I right-click background & look at "Change Wallpaper" it shows my current still as the default.

I can change it to some others.. but selecting the default hippo wallpaper or some? images and this firefox window now appears enlarged as my background..

Install (ubiquity) window appears perfectly normal (install is now copying files)

This issue is cosmetic only.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 21.04
Package: ubiquity 21.04.19
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.11.0-16.17-generic 5.11.12
Uname: Linux 5.11.0-16-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zavl icp zcommon znvpair
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu65
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: pass
CasperVersion: 1.461
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Wed Apr 21 02:10:38 2021
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed maybe-ubiquity quiet splash ---
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 21.04 "Hirsute Hippo" - Release amd64 (20210420)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :
description: updated
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Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :

`sudo dmesg |grep squash`
got not results.. but lots of nouveau issues

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Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :

This issue has been experienced before.. (groovy) refer

I didn't list the specific box; but machine specs match this box

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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

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

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Chris Guiver (guiverc)
description: updated
summary: - ubuntu desktop install & background is changing on selecting
+ [nouveau] ubuntu desktop install & background is changing on selecting
options(drop-downs) in ubiquity
affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
tags: added: nouveau
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Ubuntu Kernel Bot (ubuntu-kernel-bot) wrote : Missing required logs.

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. While running an Ubuntu kernel (not a mainline or third-party kernel) please enter the following command in a terminal window:

apport-collect 1925279

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :

I'll change this to confirmed; the box is used for QA-test installs and any install on it is lucky to survive 2 days before it's gone.

I can run apport-collect on it but hirsute installs are now impish so it'll report differently.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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