Ubuntu

usplash timeout should be extended to cope with slow DHCP

Reported by Jamie Hamshere on 2005-09-14
8
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
netbase (Ubuntu)
Medium
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

When waiting to receive an IP address from a router via DHCP, sometimes usplash
reverts to the old white-on-black boot-up style if not assigned an address
quickly enough.

Ricardo Pérez López (ricardo) wrote :

I have a similar problem, but I have an static IP address instead a dynamic one
via DHCP. I think usplash reverts to old-style when the startup process goes to
"setting the console font", but I'm not sure; it's only a theory. :/

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

(In reply to comment #1)
> I have a similar problem, but I have an static IP address instead a dynamic one
> via DHCP. I think usplash reverts to old-style when the startup process goes to
> "setting the console font", but I'm not sure; it's only a theory. :/

The original report is about a timeout (the default is 15 seconds, so if DHCP
takes longer than that, usplash will exit). The fix is to extend the usplash
timeout while ifup is running.

Your report sounds more like bug #21479

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

(In reply to comment #2)

> Your report sounds more like bug #21479

That should be #15344, I guess.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

 netbase (4.21ubuntu3) breezy; urgency=low
 .
   * debian/netbase.init: Temporarily increase usplash timeout to 120 seconds
     to cope with slop DHCP server responses. (Ubuntu #15394)

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