ubiquity-dm crashed with dbus.exceptions.DBusException in call_blocking(): org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.TimedOut: Activation of org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit timed out

Bug #1123798 reported by Stephen Brown on 2013-02-13
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This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
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whoopsie (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

I was running the Lubuntu amd64 daily in VirtualBox, and selected 'Install Lubuntu' at the starting menu. However, I was booted into a Lubuntu Live session, and asked to report this error via apport

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: ubiquity 2.13.10
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-6.11-generic 3.8.0-rc7
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-6-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.8-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.330
Date: Wed Feb 13 06:10:41 2013
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/ubiquity-dm
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash --
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python3.3
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Alpha amd64 (20130212)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/ubiquity-dm vt7 :0 ubuntu /usr/bin/ubiquity --only
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=linux
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/ubiquity-dm', 'vt7', ':0', 'ubuntu', '/usr/bin/ubiquity', '--only']
SourcePackage: ubiquity
Title: ubiquity-dm crashed with dbus.exceptions.DBusException in call_blocking(): org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.TimedOut: Activation of org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit timed out
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups:

Stephen Brown (sbrown1992) wrote :
information type: Private → Public
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/1123798

tags: added: iso-testing
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

As far as I know ConsoleKit was not previously required to start up ubiquity-dm and it's dependencies. It's interesting to know which piece of software requires consolekit.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) on 2013-02-14
tags: added: i386
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

it affects ubuntu as well

tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

This bug is easily reproducible on lubuntu. I've tried to reproduce it with the Ubuntu daily image and can't, either by choosing 'Install Ubuntu' at the ubiquity-dm screen or by choosing it from the (not shown by default on Ubuntu) boot menu.

I think this is in some way specific to lubuntu's handling of consolekit.

As for consolekit as a dependency of ubiquity-dm, wouldn't a11y -> pulseaudio -> consolekit account for it?

thanks for the info, many people in ubuntu-quality are having it happen
intermittently, in lubuntu, xubuntu and ubuntu.

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Steve Langasek <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> This bug is easily reproducible on lubuntu. I've tried to reproduce it
> with the Ubuntu daily image and can't, either by choosing 'Install
> Ubuntu' at the ubiquity-dm screen or by choosing it from the (not shown
> by default on Ubuntu) boot menu.
>
> I think this is in some way specific to lubuntu's handling of
> consolekit.
>
> As for consolekit as a dependency of ubiquity-dm, wouldn't a11y ->
> pulseaudio -> consolekit account for it?
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1123798
>
> Title:
> ubiquity-dm crashed with dbus.exceptions.DBusException in
> call_blocking(): org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.TimedOut: Activation of
> org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit timed out
>
> Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> I was running the Lubuntu amd64 daily in VirtualBox, and selected
> 'Install Lubuntu' at the starting menu. However, I was booted into a
> Lubuntu Live session, and asked to report this error via apport
>
> ProblemType: Crash
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
> Package: ubiquity 2.13.10
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-6.11-generic 3.8.0-rc7
> Uname: Linux 3.8.0-6-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.8-0ubuntu4
> Architecture: amd64
> CasperVersion: 1.330
> Date: Wed Feb 13 06:10:41 2013
> ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/ubiquity-dm
> InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper
> only-ubiquity initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash --
> InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python3.3
> LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Alpha amd64 (20130212)
> MarkForUpload: True
> ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/ubiquity-dm vt7 :0 ubuntu
> /usr/bin/ubiquity --only
> ProcEnviron:
> TERM=linux
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/ubiquity-dm', 'vt7', ':0', 'ubuntu',
> '/usr/bin/ubiquity', '--only']
> SourcePackage: ubiquity
> Title: ubiquity-dm crashed with dbus.exceptions.DBusException in
> call_blocking(): org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.TimedOut: Activation of
> org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit timed out
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
> UserGroups:
>
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Sergio Meneses (sergiomeneses) wrote :

I had the same bug using Ubuntu amd64 Daily iso

Changed in whoopsie (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

FYI the last line that nm gets to on my nexus 7 is the call to nm_client_new - it goes south from there somewhere inside network-manager.

Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

To repro in an installed system (I'm using the nexus 7)

  - Remove [ -x /usr/bin/ubiquity-dm ] && { stop; exit 0; } from /etc/init/whoopsie.conf
  - sudo apt-get install oem-config-gtk
  - sudo touch /var/lib/oem-config/run

then reboot. You should get a black screen instead of oem-config.

Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1677210/ is debugging output from consolekit that ogra made after modifying its upstart job to log to a temp file. pid 943 was whoopsie.

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

Awesome, the paste has vanished.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I've removed the workaround of checking for ubiquity-dm from whoopsie's systemd service file in wily.

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