Missing feedback/progress dialog while installing drivers

Bug #1087409 reported by Jackson Doak on 2012-12-06
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
virtualbox (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

If the install mp3 codecs button is ticked loading time for the next page is increased by roughly 3 minutes, many people will be impatient and think this is a crash/freeze. affects all distros to various levels.

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:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1087409

tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → New
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) on 2012-12-30
summary: - *buntu daily's freeze when install mp3 codec is selected
+ *buntu dailys take 3 minutes to get to the next screen if install mp3 is
+ selected.
description: updated
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) on 2013-01-01
description: updated
tags: added: amd64 i386 raring

Can you please boot into "try ubuntu" session (one can also use any derivative image).
Open terminal.
Execute:
$ time ubuntu-drivers autoinstall --package-list /run/ubuntu-drivers.autoinstall

And copy and paste the output here, please.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → High
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :
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without sudo:
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

real 0m8.879s
user 0m7.456s
sys 0m0.964s

with sudo:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  dkms fakeroot virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11
Suggested packages:
  dpkg-dev debhelper
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  dkms fakeroot virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-utils
  virtualbox-guest-x11
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,548 kB/1,710 kB of archives.
After this operation, 11.0 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/universe virtualbox-guest-utils amd64 4.1.22-dfsg-0ubuntu2 [293 kB]
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/universe virtualbox-guest-dkms all 4.1.22-dfsg-0ubuntu2 [420 kB]
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/universe virtualbox-guest-x11 amd64 4.1.22-dfsg-0ubuntu2 [835 kB]
Fetched 1,548 kB in 44s (34.8 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package dkms.
(Reading database ... 134818 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking dkms (from .../dkms_2.2.0.3-1.1ubuntu2_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package virtualbox-guest-utils.
Unpacking virtualbox-guest-utils (from .../virtualbox-guest-utils_4.1.22-dfsg-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package virtualbox-guest-dkms.
Unpacking virtualbox-guest-dkms (from .../virtualbox-guest-dkms_4.1.22-dfsg-0ubuntu2_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package virtualbox-guest-x11.
Unpacking virtualbox-guest-x11 (from .../virtualbox-guest-x11_4.1.22-dfsg-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package fakeroot.
Unpacking fakeroot (from .../fakeroot_1.18.4-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
Setting up dkms (2.2.0.3-1.1ubuntu2) ...
Setting up virtualbox-guest-utils (4.1.22-dfsg-0ubuntu2) ...
Setting up fakeroot (1.18.4-2ubuntu1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/fakeroot-sysv to provide /usr/bin/fakeroot (fakeroot) in auto mode
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
Setting up virtualbox-guest-dkms (4.1.22-dfsg-0ubuntu2) ...
Loading new virtualbox-guest-4.1.22 DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for 3.8.0-2-generic
Building initial module for 3.8.0-2-generic
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/apport/package-hooks/dkms_packages.py", line 22, in <module>
    import apport
ImportError: No module named apport
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-2-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox-guest/4.1.22/build/make.log for more information.
Setting up virtualbox-guest-x11 (4.1.22-dfsg-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
14.82user 10.53system 1:21.02elapsed 31%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 52024maxresident)k
85316inputs+0outputs (830major+41...

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Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

that was in xubuntu amd64 if that changes anything

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Do you happen to have a broadcom wifi card? In that case, Ubiquity will install the driver, which just takes a while. u-d-common just does the detection, it does not do the actual installation, so this mainly sounds like an UI issue of reporting progress (at least an indefinite) one.

Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

i am running in Vbox, both open-source and oracle. the connection method doesn't affect the bug. i will double check though.

Jackson Doak [2013-01-30 7:11 -0000]:
> i am running in Vbox, both open-source and oracle. the connection method
> doesn't affect the bug. i will double check though.

Ah, then it will be busy with installing the virtualbox guest drivers.

Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

ok, i will try and get someone to test on real hardware

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 6:56 PM, Martin Pitt <email address hidden> wrote:

> Jackson Doak [2013-01-30 7:11 -0000]:
> > i am running in Vbox, both open-source and oracle. the connection method
> > doesn't affect the bug. i will double check though.
>
> Ah, then it will be busy with installing the virtualbox guest drivers.
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1087409
>
> Title:
> *buntu dailys take 3 minutes to get to the next screen if install mp3
> is selected.
>
> Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
> Incomplete
> Status in “ubuntu-drivers-common” package in Ubuntu:
> Incomplete
> Status in “virtualbox” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> If the install mp3 codecs button is ticked loading time for the next
> page is increased by roughly 3 minutes, many people will be impatient
> and think this is a crash/freeze. affects all distros to various
> levels.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1087409/+subscriptions
>

Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

but why is it only if you have mp3 selected?

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM, Jackson Doak <email address hidden>wrote:

> ok, i will try and get someone to test on real hardware
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 6:56 PM, Martin Pitt <email address hidden>wrote:
>
>> Jackson Doak [2013-01-30 7:11 -0000]:
>> > i am running in Vbox, both open-source and oracle. the connection method
>> > doesn't affect the bug. i will double check though.
>>
>> Ah, then it will be busy with installing the virtualbox guest drivers.
>>
>> --
>> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
>> report.
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1087409
>>
>> Title:
>> *buntu dailys take 3 minutes to get to the next screen if install mp3
>> is selected.
>>
>> Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
>> Incomplete
>> Status in “ubuntu-drivers-common” package in Ubuntu:
>> Incomplete
>> Status in “virtualbox” package in Ubuntu:
>> New
>>
>> Bug description:
>> If the install mp3 codecs button is ticked loading time for the next
>> page is increased by roughly 3 minutes, many people will be impatient
>> and think this is a crash/freeze. affects all distros to various
>> levels.
>>
>> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
>>
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1087409/+subscriptions
>>
>
>

Setting to triaged. While Ubiquity installs additional packages/drivers it should display a progress dialog.

Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in virtualbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
summary: - *buntu dailys take 3 minutes to get to the next screen if install mp3 is
- selected.
+ Missing feedback/progress dialog while installing drivers

Jackson Doak [2013-01-30 8:14 -0000]:
> but why is it only if you have mp3 selected?

Behind the scenes that activates the "install additional/non-free
drivers" logic. The virtualbox guest module is free, but representing
it like this is a compromise between not making the UI too complex and
still providing the opt-in feature.

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

I guess we can/should run the check (--list) earlier. If there are network / wifi / storage drivers available in the list - present them before wifi/"install updates" screens. Otherwise they can be installed later in the install thread / when we have progress.

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

I think what's happening is not exactly what you think is happening as I'm seeing "Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source" and a progress bar on Kubuntu just like I would if I installed the drivers with Jockey. So there's a progress bar there for at least some types of drivers.

would it not work better to make the changes happen once the install has
begun?

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 3:01 PM, Scott Kitterman <email address hidden>wrote:

> I think what's happening is not exactly what you think is happening as
> I'm seeing "Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source" and a progress bar on
> Kubuntu just like I would if I installed the drivers with Jockey. So
> there's a progress bar there for at least some types of drivers.
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1087409
>
> Title:
> Missing feedback/progress dialog while installing drivers
>
> Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
> Status in “ubuntu-drivers-common” package in Ubuntu:
> Invalid
> Status in “virtualbox” package in Ubuntu:
> Invalid
>
> Bug description:
> If the install mp3 codecs button is ticked loading time for the next
> page is increased by roughly 3 minutes, many people will be impatient
> and think this is a crash/freeze. affects all distros to various
> levels.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1087409/+subscriptions
>

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