ubuntu-logo theme: boot disc check info gets overlapped by cryptsetup password input field

Bug #540685 reported by segler on 2010-03-18
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plymouth (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: plymouth

in lucid latest updates installed on boot:
i have an encrypted homes partitions and today the main partition got automatically checked on boot.
first the disk check info is displayed, and then a few seconds later it is overlapped with the password entry field of cryptsetup.
the first problem is that you cannot see the progress of the disk check anymore, until you input the password and press enter.
the second problem is that password input is getting very hard because half of the keypresses get magically discarded

Related branches

summary: - lucid boot disc check info gets overlapped by cryptsetup password input
- field
+ ubuntu-logo theme: boot disc check info gets overlapped by cryptsetup
+ password input field
Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

The missing keypresses were bug #540256, which is now resolved.

Why is it important to see the progress of the disk check at the same time as you're being asked to input your password? You can't take any action on the disk check until after entering your passphrase anyway, so shouldn't it be sufficient to only show one thing at a time here?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package plymouth - 0.8.1-1ubuntu1

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plymouth (0.8.1-1ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low

  * ubuntu-logo theme:
    - move the entry box below the passphrase prompt where it belongs.
      LP: #540685, #540806
    - add some code to notice if our text boxes are going to run off the
      bottom of the screen, and move them up in that case.
  * debian/initramfs-tools/hooks/plymouth: fix to work with the new
    update-alternatives theme handling. LP: #549247
  * include the vga16fb renderer in the initramfs.
 -- Steve Langasek <email address hidden> Sat, 27 Mar 2010 01:20:26 +0000

Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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