When installing UNE, not clear what to do when GPU isn't supported

Bug #651085 reported by Michael Terry on 2010-09-29
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Translations
mutter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

My GeForce 8600M GT is apparently unsupported (really? nouveau isn't good enough?). When I tried to install UNE, it logged into a unity session, but just gave me the "your video card won't work with unity, please use the desktop session" and then logged me out, bringing me to the GDM screen.

But since I never set up users, I don't know how to log into the desktop session! So UNE is entirely uninstallable on this machine.

Not sure this is the right place for the bug, please move wherever you like.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: ubuntu-netbook 2.034
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Sep 29 12:23:40 2010
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release Candidate i386 (20100928.2)
SourcePackage: netbook-meta

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Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :
tags: added: iso-testing
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

didrocks suggested I move this to gdm.

affects: netbook-meta (Ubuntu) → gdm (Ubuntu)
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

it's not localized to une, but on the live session in general.
IIRC, we prefiled it with "ubuntu" (no session to choose) in the desktop. Getting a live a testing…

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

confirmed, it was already the case in lucid and when you logout from the session. Same on desktop, lowering the importance then. Can be something we fix for natty.

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

ok, adding a string to mutter, trying to not break existing one:
"\nIf you are on Ubuntu live CD, the username is \"ubuntu\" and you have to enter a blank password."

This is a workaround for this release with the less possible impact.

affects: gdm (Ubuntu) → mutter (Ubuntu)
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

mail sent to the translator mailing list. The final sentence is an addition to existing one (so, not breaking existing translations):
"If you are on Ubuntu live CD, the username is \"ubuntu\" and you have to enter a blank password."

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package mutter - 2.31.5-0ubuntu9

mutter (2.31.5-0ubuntu9) maverick; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/20_unity_no_3D_detection.patch:
    - add an extra string in fallback mode to guide user in live session
      (LP: #651085)
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Fri, 01 Oct 2010 11:39:17 +0200

Changed in mutter (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
David Planella (dpm) on 2010-10-18
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → Low
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