I'm testing the Oneiric Lubuntu 20110920-i386 live image and I notice that booting to a blank hard drive on my old VIA hardware (I'll attach a list later if not collected by apport) results in a TTY prompt which may leave some users confused as how to proceed.
I've repeated this twice and in both instances typing "sudo service lxdm start" (without the quotes) results in a DE, that is no need to login as "ubuntu", leave password blank, etc.
This occurred so far only when booting to a blank 80GB drive (errm - maybe had one existing partition) to perform an "entire disc" installation test. I'm now going to use the same drive to try an auto-resize install and I'll report back accordingly.
I realize this may actually be an lxdm bug but I thought filing against casper would collect the best possible info, hope I was right.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: casper 1.284
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-11.18-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-11-generic i686
Date: Tue Sep 20 11:13:46 2011
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta i386 (20110920)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)