pretty version of plymouth won't accept passphrase

Bug #1715490 reported by Brian Murray on 2017-09-06
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
plymouth (Ubuntu)
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

Bug Description

On first boot I am unable to enter my passphrase for my encrypted partition for a fresh artful install. Switching to a tty and then back to tty7 I do not see the same dialog / screen and only see my passphrase. On the second boot I then receive the text version of plymouth and can enter my passphrase.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: plymouth 0.9.2-3ubuntu15
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.12.0-12.13-generic 4.12.8
Uname: Linux 4.12.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Wed Sep 6 14:00:52 2017
DefaultPlymouth: /usr/share/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-09-06 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Alpha amd64 (20170905)
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
MachineType: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996)
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.12.0-12-generic root=/dev/mapper/username--vg-root ro quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, no user)

ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.12.0-12-generic root=/dev/mapper/username--vg-root ro quiet splash
SourcePackage: plymouth
TextPlymouth: /usr/share/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-text/ubuntu-text.plymouth
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 04/01/2014
dmi.bios.vendor: SeaBIOS
dmi.bios.version: Ubuntu-1.8.2-1ubuntu1
dmi.chassis.type: 1
dmi.chassis.vendor: QEMU
dmi.chassis.version: pc-i440fx-xenial
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnSeaBIOS:bvrUbuntu-1.8.2-1ubuntu1:bd04/01/2014:svnQEMU:pnStandardPC(i440FX+PIIX,1996):pvrpc-i440fx-xenial:cvnQEMU:ct1:cvrpc-i440fx-xenial: Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996)
dmi.product.version: pc-i440fx-xenial
dmi.sys.vendor: QEMU

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This is the screen that does not accept my input.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This what I see when I return to tty7, yes ubuntu was my passphrase.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This is what I'm referring to as plymouth text which does accept my passphrase.

Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: rls-aa-incoming
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This also happened to me after install Ubuntu 16.04.3 so perhaps it something with my virtual machine setup.

Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox)

I think this is likely VM setup: I have installed a new system with the 20170919 image (a Thinkpad T450p), and the plymouth screen responds correctly. I will try to reproduce this in a VM here.

Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

What VM configuration were you using?

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

From what I can tell this only happens when I have the video configured for VGA, with QXL I am able to enter the passphrase at with pretty plymouth.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I can also enter my passphrase when using the Cirrus driver, but then something else with the boot hangs.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I don't know if it is related but I've also noticed that I cannot use the command "videoinfo" in a grub console if I have the virtual machine setup to use the VGA driver but I can if I use the QXL driver.

tags: added: rls-aa-notfixing
removed: rls-aa-incoming
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Perhaps we should just close this. What do you think?

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