Pre-desktop throbber should give indication of progress

Bug #430204 reported by Paul Sladen on 2009-09-15
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xsplash
Wishlist
Unassigned
xsplash (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

The version of GDM and its default theme in 9.10 preview features a tiny white progress bar that is shown both before login, and against for another ~15 seconds after login.

It is unclear what GDM is doing for all of this time as the background is already drawn, and after the white bar disappears for the second time, the main desktop has is not even rendered.

The lack of obvious activity gives the impression of this section of the boot-up sequence being slower than in previous releases.

Ideally GDM should provide some indication of genuinely active activity (or just display the bar immediately.

In previous releases, the busy mouse cursor has used, and this at least allowed the user to *feel* that they could interact with the computer as the mouse movement during this period was still instantaneous (even if nothing could be clicked).

Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2009-09-15
summary: - GDM show progress bar excessively whlist not appearing to do anything
+ Excessive GDM progress bar whilst not appearing to do anything

the screen you are speaking about seems to be xplash and not gdm there

affects: gdm (Ubuntu) → xsplash (Ubuntu)
affects: xsplash (Ubuntu) → gdm (Ubuntu)
affects: gdm (Ubuntu) → xsplash (Ubuntu)
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2009-09-16
summary: - Excessive GDM progress bar whilst not appearing to do anything
+ Excessive pre-desktop progress bar whilst not appearing to do anything
summary: - Excessive pre-desktop progress bar whilst not appearing to do anything
+ Pre-desktop throbber should give indication of progress
Cody Russell (bratsche) on 2009-09-21
Changed in xsplash:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in xsplash (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

This package has been removed from Ubuntu. Closing all related bugs.

Changed in xsplash (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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