[Bug 538524] Re: boot hangs on splash screen, doesn't switch to KDM

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at canonical.com
Tue Mar 16 00:11:39 UTC 2010

I see that kdm does have a patch,
kubuntu_104_kdm_active_vt_plymouth.diff, which is meant to make kdm take
over smoothly from plymouth.  However, plymouth's upstart job is
currently configured "stop on starting kdm", so kdm will never be able
to query plymouth for the active VT because it's already stopped before
kdm starts.

That being the case, I can't actually see how the current problem is a
kdm bug /at all/.  The only thing the kdm patch does is check
/var/spool/gdm/force-display-on-active-vt to decide whether to use the
current VT, and I don't see anything that would create that file.  So
the current kdm implementation should *always* start X on a new VT,

boot hangs on splash screen, doesn't switch to KDM
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