non-X installs still have vt.handoff=7

Bug #913731 reported by Serge Hallyn on 2012-01-09
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
plymouth (Ubuntu)
Steve Langasek

Bug Description

When I do a simple install from the mini netboot iso, I'm always presented with vt 7, which doesn't have X nor getty. I have to switch to a console that has getty on it before I can log in.

This might confuse users who don't know about this, who might wait indefinately thinking boot has not complete.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

The constraint is intentionally not whether X is installed or not, but whether Plymouth is going to display a splash screen, as determined by whether the 'splash' word is in the target kernel command line. If Plymouth isn't correctly switching back to VT 1 for login, then that's its problem.

affects: grub2 (Ubuntu) → plymouth (Ubuntu)
tags: added: rls-p-tracking
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2012-04-10
Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations) → Steve Langasek (vorlon)
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2012-04-11
Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2012-04-11
Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package plymouth - 0.8.2-2ubuntu29

plymouth (0.8.2-2ubuntu29) precise; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/main-Don-t-watch-for-keyboard-input-if-no-keyboard.patch:
    Cherry-pick from upstream; don't watch for keyboard input if no keyboard
    is set, as is the case when should_ignore_show_splash_calls() returns
    true, fixing an assert failure. LP: #619021.
  * debian/ubuntu-logo.png: remove in favor of the logo included in the
    ubuntu-logo theme which has the correct branding. This has no impact on
    the default user experience, but fixes the branding when using certain
    non-default themes available in the archive. (We still ship a copy in
    the main plymouth package for this reason.) LP: #667262.
  * debian/patches/tty1-after-boot.patch: Switch back to tty1 on exit if
    started with vt.handoff. Closes LP: #913731.
  * debian/plymouth-theme-{k,}ubuntu-text.{triggers,postinst}: regenerate
    our theme when /etc/lsb-release changes. LP: #957380.
 -- Steve Langasek <email address hidden> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 04:59:54 +0000

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