avatar picture choice broken - no predefined images, no webcam (lubuntu)

Bug #987392 reported by Julian Olivien on 2012-04-23
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The installer (lubuntu precise i386 of today) did not show any picture to choose as an avatar.

Furthermore, no webcam image was shown (although this has worked for me in ubuntu 11.10 (ubuntu not lubuntu). User interface elements of previous installation step kept visible inside the webcam image frame for various seconds, then vanished.

Attaching screenshot.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity 2.10.16
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu5
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.315
Date: Mon Apr 23 23:21:03 2012
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- debian-installer/language=de keyboard-configuration/layoutcode?=de
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Related branches

Julian Olivien (julianolivien) wrote :
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
tags: added: ubi-webcam
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity - 2.13.17

ubiquity (2.13.17) raring; urgency=low

  * Remove webcam step (LP: #1118589):
    - User testing showed people are not expecting to be photographed and
      raise privacy concerns as to where the picture will be uploaded to.
    - Provides limited benefit, as avatar only ever shown on multi-login
      systems in the switch user indicator / pkexec.
    - Crashes the installer or doesn't work with certain webcams.
    - Miss detects camera presence, when it's just a sensor.
    - The recommendation is to move webcam test to checkbox / hw testing,
      as video conferencing is very popular these days and should work
      reliably out of the box.
    - LP: #924419 , LP: #981644 , LP: #987392, LP: #1152254, LP: #843354,
      LP: #1008204, LP: #1021449, LP: #1082458, LP: #1103780, LP: #1142751
  * Do not count optional pages, when updating the progress dots. This
    fixes "Porgress dots, well don't progress after partman step"
    LP: #1152746
  * Do not mark explanatory text on "Installation Type" screen
    insensitive, as otherwise it's ineligible (LP: #1074386)
 -- Dmitrijs Ledkovs <email address hidden> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:17:51 +0000

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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