upstart 1.12.1-0ubuntu4.1 breaks xsession start with lightdm

Bug #1343800 reported by Joseph Yasi on 2014-07-18
This bug affects 2 people
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upstart (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After upgrading to upstart 1.12.1-0ubuntu4.1, logging in via lightdm freezes on xsession start. The choice of xsession doesn't matter. It will not load KDE or TWM. It freezes after pressing login without trying to start the xsession.

startx from the commandline launches the xsession properly.

lightdm works again after reverting to upstart 1.12.1-0ubuntu4.

Same problem here on Kubuntu 14.04. After login, there is no splash screen and nothing happens. You can move the mouse cursor around, but that is it.

To downgrade from terminal use:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall upstart=1.12.1-0ubuntu4

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in upstart (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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