Icon "Install Kubuntu 13.04" won't run in live session on PPC

Bug #1172161 reported by Lars Noodén on 2013-04-24
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Release Notes for Ubuntu
Undecided
Andy Whitcroft
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Raring
High
Unassigned
Saucy
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

The icon "Install Kunbuntu 13.04" shows a name in the status bar but then after a few seconds exits quietly with no warnings or error messages. It should launch the graphical installer. This is on the Kubuntu PPC live cd from 20130423.1

== RELEASE NOTES TEXT ==

 * Installs on very small memory systems may fail to start or exit without completing with no error. It is recommended that swap be created before install for such systems. Please see advice about adding and activating swap at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-release-notes/+bug/1172161 | LP: #1172161)

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

Seems to be an intermittent problem. :(

Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

Graphical installer

affects: metacity (Ubuntu) → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
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/1172161

tags: added: iso-testing
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

But it works sometimes?

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

It works part way. Sometimes it gets farther than other times, but it has not yet run through to the end.

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

OK. Thanks for testing.

If you can get it to work at least once, I think we can probably release it with a big warning label.

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

I've got two more things to try:

1)
sudo mv /usr/share/live-installer/slideshow/index.html
/usr/share/live-installer/slideshow/index.html.bak
and then start the live installer

2)
run ubiquity --debug

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

'ubiquity --debug' produced no output and did not run to completion

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

"sudo mv /usr/share/ubiquity-slideshow/slides/index.html /usr/share/ubiquity-slideshow/slides/index.html.bak" seems to work, though the installation is quite slow.

Jonathan Riddell (jr) on 2013-04-25
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-13.04
tags: added: kubuntu
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

For S it's tempting to disable the slideshow on powerpc, or maybe on all machines below some minimum memory requirement.

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

That might work, but about the memory requirement, the machine does have 1GB RAM:
http://people.ubuntu.com/~larsnooden/Hw/g4.ti.lshw.html

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2013-04-25
description: updated
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-release-notes:
status: New → Fix Released
assignee: nobody → Andy Whitcroft (apw)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Kate Stewart (kate.stewart) wrote :

Since this was in the Release Notes for Raring, marking this as high and targetting explicitly for Saucy and Raring so it doesn't get overlooked.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Saucy):
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: ubuntu-13.04 → none
Jonathan Riddell (jr) on 2013-07-04
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Saucy):
milestone: none → ubuntu-13.10
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-13.10 → saucy-updates
tags: added: trusty
CSRedRat (csredrat) wrote :

When this fixed in 14.04 Trusty Tahr for 14.04.1 (24 July)?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Raring):
status: New → Confirmed
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

raring has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the raring task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Raring):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

saucy has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the saucy task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Saucy):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Saucy):
milestone: ubuntu-13.10 → none
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
milestone: saucy-updates → none
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

Does this still happen on a currently supported release?

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

There seems to be no further support for the PPC with Kubuntu. At least there is no release for PPC to test this on:

 http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/cdimage.ubuntu.com/cdimage/kubuntu/releases/14.04/release/

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Raring):
importance: Undecided → High
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

Closing since 13.04 is end of life and no longer supported.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Won't Fix
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