No progress dot during boot

Bug #1797843 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2018-10-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
plymouth (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu Desktop

There is no progress dots anymore during boot. Instead there is a purple screen for a while, then a flash, the Ubuntu logo with fixed white dots and finally the login screen.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.10
Package: plymouth 0.9.3-1ubuntu10
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.18.0-10.11-generic 4.18.12
Uname: Linux 4.18.0-10-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu13
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Oct 15 09:05:36 2018
DefaultPlymouth: /usr/share/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-10-15 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" - Beta amd64 (20181013.1)
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2386:3111
 Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0a2a Intel Corp.
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:576d Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron 13-5378
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.18.0-10-generic root=UUID=a9ef8292-6320-4749-9c35-a9d419c19343 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=1
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.18.0-10-generic root=UUID=a9ef8292-6320-4749-9c35-a9d419c19343 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=1
SourcePackage: plymouth
TextPlymouth: /usr/share/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-text/ubuntu-text.plymouth
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 06/24/2016
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 01.00.00
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 9
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvr01.00.00:bd06/24/2016:svnDellInc.:pnInspiron13-5378:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct9:cvr: Inspiron 13-5378
dmi.product.sku: 0740
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

I think that we simply made plymouth better at deactivating, and so this is "not a bug" - the system is booting up fast enough that plymouth is not needed.

Presumably if you add "ExecStartPre=/bin/sleep 5" to gdm.service you see the dots.

Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for plymouth (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

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