Cannot click other sessions in unity-greeter

Bug #1052453 reported by Keith Drummond on 2012-09-18
This bug affects 55 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity Greeter
Fix Released
unity-greeter (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher
Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta

When I go to choose the desktop environment at log in I can not select the top 'GNOME' option. All other options are clickable.

A suggested workaround from the Ubuntu Forums by user jfernyhough is; "Workaround: edit ~/.dmrc and change Session= to the one you're after."

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: lightdm 1.3.3-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-14.19-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-14-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.5.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Sep 18 12:49:50 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120905.2)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: lightdm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Keith Drummond (victor9098) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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

As far as I can tell any mouse click on the first two session options passes through onto the login fields rather than the session selection box.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2012-09-18
affects: lightdm (Ubuntu) → unity-greeter (Ubuntu)
Sam (litle-sam) wrote :

Affects me to all the same way as been posted.

Tarek Loubani (tareko) wrote :

Another workaround is to use tab to select the correct session (spacebar once on it).

tarek : )

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2012-09-19
summary: - Can not select Gnome session at log in
+ Cannot click other sessions in unity-greeter
tags: added: rls-q-incoming
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Michael, can you please give it a look? Looks serious.

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Michael Terry (mterry)
tags: removed: rls-q-incoming
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu Quantal):
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.10-beta-2
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2012-09-21
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2012-09-24
Changed in unity-greeter:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu Quantal):
assignee: Michael Terry (mterry) → Sebastien Bacher (seb128)
milestone: ubuntu-12.10-beta-2 → none
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-greeter - 12.10.3-0ubuntu3

unity-greeter (12.10.3-0ubuntu3) quantal; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/trunk_session_chooser.patch:
    - backport from trunk: "Fix bug preventing user from clicking
      on first few sessions in session chooser (lp: #1052453)"
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:02:40 +0200

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2012-10-01
Changed in unity-greeter:
milestone: none → 12.10.4
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Keith Clark (keithclark) wrote :

Still not fixed. I cannot select any session now. I can use tab, then spacebar but it still only starts in xubuntu mode. The mode I normally run. I cannot select GNOME, Unity or KDE.

VanillaMozilla (vanillamozilla) wrote :

This is definitely not fixed in unity-greeter 12.10.4-0ubuntu5. I absolutely cannot select desktops. Do we need to start over with another bug report?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

@VanillaMozilla: yes, open a new bug report

I can confirm that this bug is not fixed, just clean installed 12.10, equiped it with LXDE and others, none are selectable.

Heimen Stoffels (vistaus) wrote :

It's indeed not fixed. I don't see why it was changed to Fix Released when nothing is fixed...

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

it was fixed for the people who reported the issue, if you still have a bug register a new ticket

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