[Bug 114510] [feisty] no error show to user when X server (re-)start fails

Eero Tamminen oak at helsinkinet.fi
Sun May 13 21:18:43 UTC 2007

Public bug reported:

- Kubuntu: Feisty Fawn 7.04
- kdm: 3.5.6-0ubuntu2

- Make an error in xorg.conf
- Restart X server from KDM

Expected outcome:
- old-timers: user is returned back to console
- all: they get an error message that tells X server couldn't start

Actual outcome:
- Screen flickers from KDM to the bootup logo.  There's no explanation why.
  (One can see it from the X log only, so it took a while from me to understand what had happened)

When there's a grave error, either the actual error messages from the
failing thing or some other more end-user friend error message ("X
window system could be (re-)started") should be shown.  As X doesn't
start, the error message needs to be shown on console (maybe in red
below the bootup logo...).

** Affects: kdebase (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

[feisty] no error show to user when X server (re-)start fails
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