oem-config forgets to update /etc/sddm.conf

Bug #1447144 reported by lordievader
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
Nominated for Bionic by Rik Mills

Bug Description

After running the oem-config wizard the file /etc/sddm.conf is not updated.
Causing sddm to fail after a reboot since it tries to autologin as the user oem, but that user doesn't exist.
Removing the /etc/sddm.conf file and restarting sddm fixes the problem.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: ubiquity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-15.15-generic 3.19.3
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-15-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Wed Apr 22 14:20:56 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-04-22 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150421.1)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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lordievader (oliviervdtoorn) wrote :
Jonathan Riddell (jr)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-15.04
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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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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Too late for vivid now, Jonathan says we'll ignore OEM mode for vivid. Probably not a big loss, most OEMs would prefer LTSes anyway?

tags: added: oem-install
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-15.04 → ubuntu-15.05
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Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

works for me when I install from today's daily

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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lordievader (oliviervdtoorn) wrote :

It's in Wily Alpha2 still present. Perhaps the fact that I am running a KVM vm has something to do with this bug?
Also I manually need to start the oem-prepare script.

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Florian (floeschie) wrote :

Did a fresh Vivid install, and ran into the same issue. First I thought it might be related to bug #1384401, but removing the /etc/sddm.conf file fixed it.

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Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox) wrote :

/etc/sddm.conf is created by user-setup when oem is set up, but never removed from the system when it is prepared for the end-user. Marking as High; this is an important bug breaking OEM setups.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: ubuntu-15.05 → ubuntu-17.05
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox)
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Rik Mills (rikmills) wrote :

Nearly a year after this bug was marked as 'high' we have not solved this. With 18.04 LTS coming, a fix needs to be ready for that.

Rik Mills (rikmills)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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