Ubuntu GNOME Xenial iso briefly boots to tty1, then demands password, and installer may quit & drop to login screen
### Updated bug description
Testing the 16.04.1 release candidates I've encountered the above with both Intel ® GMA4500 and nVidia GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a graphics chips when booting from the standard boot menu. If the iso boots to the login screen I can simply click on Live Session User w/o entering any password and get to a functional live DE.
I've also encountered installer "crashes" where the installer seemingly just dies (maybe when the screensaver activates) and after rolling up the blinds I find that I've landed back at the login screen. In this case the simple workaround is to start the installation from the advanced boot menu.
Selecting either Try Ubuntu GNOME without changes or Install from the advanced boot menu works perfectly fine without the need to edit or add any boot parameter.
This does not affect Ubuntu, so it seems to be Ubuntu GNOME specific.
### Original bug description
Testing Ubuntu GNOME Xenial 20160222.1 amd64 and I find that selecting Try Ubuntu GNOME from the standard boot menu displays TTY 1 and requests a username but the keyboard appears to enter no text. It will however eventually boot to the login screen. After several tries I find the following steps reproduce the behavior:
(1) Boot Ubuntu GNOME Xenial live image, wait for the standard boot menu to appear, and select Try Ubuntu GNOME.
(2) You'll find that the screen displays TTY1 + requesting a user name.
(3) Do nothing and wait 2 to 3 minutes after which a GUI login screen appears.
(4) Click on Live session user and a new screen appears requesting a password.
(5) Enter nothing and press Enter and you'll finally get to the live desktop.
I was going to upload some pics of what happens but I'm unable to mount my camera in the live session.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: casper 1.367
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-6-generic x86_64
Date: Tue Feb 23 14:58:37 2016
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-GNOME 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160222.1)
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
- Ubuntu GNOME Xenial live image boots to tty1
+ Ubuntu GNOME Xenial live image boots to tty1 and demands password
|Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote : Re: Ubuntu GNOME Xenial live image boots to tty1 and demands password||#22|
- Ubuntu GNOME Xenial live image boots to tty1 and demands password
+ Ubuntu GNOME Xenial iso briefly boots to tty1, then demands password,
+ and installer may quit & drop to login screen
|Changed in ubuntu-gnome-meta (Ubuntu):|
|status:||New → Confirmed|
|affects:||casper (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-gnome-meta (Ubuntu)|