← Back to team overview

desktop-packages team mailing list archive

[Bug 1302491] Re: when autlogin with a timeout is used, it should be reapplied when the user logs out.


Hello Marc, or anyone else affected,

Accepted lighdm into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be
available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lighdm/1.10.3-0ubuntu2
in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package.  See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to
enable and use -proposed.  Your feedback will aid us getting this update
out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug,
mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag
from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the
bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to
verification-failed.  In either case, details of your testing will help
us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification .  Thank you in

** Tags added: verification-needed

You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop
Packages, which is subscribed to lightdm in Ubuntu.

  when autlogin with a timeout is used, it should be reapplied when the
  user logs out.

Status in Light Display Manager:
  Fix Released
Status in Light Display Manager 1.10 series:
  Fix Released
Status in “lightdm” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “lightdm” source package in Trusty:
  In Progress
Status in “lightdm” source package in Utopic:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  If LightDM is set up for timed login this only occurs on first login, i..e after a session logout timed login is not reattempted. This doesn't match the traditional behaviour of GDM. A common use case for timed login is kiosk setups where the greeter should never be displayed for any significant amount of time; this is currently impossible to set up with LightDM.

  [Test Case]
  1. Setup LightDM to do a timed login
  2. Wait for timeout
  (session starts)
  3. Log out of session
  Expected result:
  The session is started again after the timeout.
  Observed result:
  The greeter is show forever.

  [Regression potential]
  There is some risk that someone might have been relying on the existing behaviour. The assumption is that most timed login users would prefer the new behaviour. There is a small risk that these changes may have broken something else, this has been reduced by using the regression tests.

To manage notifications about this bug go to: