No OEM prompts appear after rebooting from an installation

Bug #62814 reported by Marc Tardif on 2006-09-28
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
oem-config (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson

Bug Description

After rebooting from an OEM installation of 20060927.7 alternate AMD64, there are no prompts for username, language, etc. Instead, there is a black screen with the "X" as the cursor.

On the console, there is text that looks like the expected prompts, ie "To create a user so that you can use your new system normally...". That is followed by the following error message:

  bash: no job control in this shell

Marc Tardif (cr3) wrote :

To be more precise, the problem occurs after running oem-config-prepare and rebooting. So, this is probably the same problem as #62648.

Also, higher on the console, there is more interesting information about the error:

File "/usr/sbin/oem-config-dm" line 47 in run (root_width, root_height) = root.get_size()
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_size'

Simon Law (sfllaw) wrote :

oem-config-dm points out that it can't find the display. Perhaps it fires up before X is ready?

Changed in oem-config:
importance: Undecided → High
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2006-10-03
Changed in oem-config:
assignee: nobody → kamion
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Yes, an strace supports Simon's theory. Rather than just increasing the sleep timeout, I'm trying to work out from gdm how to do this properly.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

oem-config (1.7) edgy; urgency=low

  * Add oem-config-udeb/frontend question, defaulting to gtk; preseed this
    to install a different oem-config frontend on the target system (closes:
    Malone #62777).
  * Wait more or less properly by means of SIGUSR1 for the X server to start
    up, rather than arbitrarily sleeping for five seconds.
  * Don't actually import the frontend module in oem-config-dm; merely check
    whether it exists. Otherwise, at least gtk will try to contact the X
    server at import time and get very confused when it predictably isn't
    there (closes: Malone #62814).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 3 Oct 2006 22:04:48 +0100

Changed in oem-config:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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