Black background at first login

Bug #1533200 reported by Kev Bowring on 2016-01-12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
Sean Davis

Bug Description

Install from xenial daily.


Black background rather than default wallpaper shows.

Once a login/logout/login cycle has been completed, greeter background shows default wallpaper as expected.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: lightdm-gtk-greeter 2.0.1-2ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.3.0-5.16-generic 4.3.3
Uname: Linux 4.3.0-5-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.3-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Tue Jan 12 13:12:56 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-01-12 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160112)
SourcePackage: lightdm-gtk-greeter
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in lightdm-gtk-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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
Changed in lightdm-gtk-greeter (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in lightdm-gtk-greeter:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

I've identified the source of the issue as a change in the Plymouth themes directory. Fix committed at

affects: lightdm-gtk-greeter → xubuntu-default-settings
affects: lightdm-gtk-greeter (Ubuntu) → xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Sean Davis (bluesabre)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xubuntu-default-settings - 16.04.1

xubuntu-default-settings (16.04.1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Updated lightdm config locations:
    - debian/60-xubuntu.conf => usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/
    - etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.d/30_xubuntu.conf =>
  * Remove obsolete lightdm configuration files:
    - debian/xubuntu-default-settings.postinst
    - debian/xubuntu-default-settings.postrm
    - debian/xubuntu-default-settings.preinst
    - debian/xubuntu-default-settings.prerm
    - debian/xubuntu-default-settings.maintscript
  * usr/share/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.d/30_xubuntu.conf
    - Use new Plymouth themes directory (LP: #1533200)
    - Simplify configuration, stack on 01_ubuntu.conf
  * etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/xfce4/whiskermenu/defaults.rc
  * etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml
  * usr/share/xubuntu/applications/defaults.list
    - Replace gmusicbrowser references with parole where appropriate.

 -- Sean Davis <email address hidden> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:13:37 -0500

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Sean Davis (bluesabre) on 2016-02-12
no longer affects: xubuntu-default-settings
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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