[Bug 613879] [NEW] Maverick A3 Kubuntu OEM install is installing netbook instead of desktop

Jeff Lane jeffrey.lane at canonical.com
Thu Aug 5 15:33:19 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: kdebase-workspace

When performing a Kubuntu Maverick OEM installation, the installer is
apparently installing netbook instead of desktop, regardless of whether
a system meets the netbook criteria or not.

My system is a 64 bit VBox VM, and testing has been with 64bit Kubuntu
via CD and DVD ISOs for Alpha 3.

After discussing this with Riddell on #ubuntu testing, it appears that
in order for netbook to be installed, the system must meet three (at
least) criteria:

a: laptop-detect must determine that we're on a laptop
b: screen resolution must be less than 700 px tall according to xdpyinfo
c: no CDROM drive must be present according to lshal

On my system, the following is true:
A: laptop-detect returns a 0, and laptop-detect -v says it's a laptop due to ACPI batteries found.
B: xdpyinfo says screen height is 600px (VM is running at 800x600x32bit)
C: lshal DOES indicate the presence of a CDROM.

Now, on NON-OEM installs, the -desktop is installed, Riddell thinks this
is due to the presence of CDROM.  However, on OEM installs, -netbook is
installed regardless of the presence of CDROM.

** Affects: kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: iso-testing kubuntu

** Changed in: kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)
    Milestone: None => ubuntu-10.10-beta

** Tags added: kubuntu

Maverick A3 Kubuntu OEM install is installing netbook instead of desktop
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