Text-Free Boot

Registered by Jason Warner on 2011-10-18

Make sure the boot process is completely text and flicker free.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Sebastien Bacher
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Robert Ancell
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Robert Ancell
Definition:
Obsolete
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Not started
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Robert Ancell on 2012-05-16

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Whiteboard

Work items:
[vorlon] (or apw) Fix flicker between grub and plymouth: TODO
[vorlon] Investigate Plymouth is recording the log information it should: TODO
[robert-ancell] Fix flash on unity greeter start: TODO
[robert-ancell] Make LightDM clear console before X server starts, and before X server exits (so no text displayed when switching X servers): TODO
[robert-ancell] (and RAOF) arrange for lightdm and X to hand the console back in graphics mode in KMS case and make lightdm responsible for setting the VT back to a sane mode when it exits: TODO

Other items, not assigned?
consider server boots/ add method for changing grub behavior via configuration without grub upgrade prompt
Change pm-utils to set the kernel loglevel to KERN_EMERG before suspending, and restore on resume

Architecture document: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BootGraphicsArchitecture

pitti, 2012-02-07: Too close to feature freeze, and not much going on with this, moving to Q series. -- Actually, reconsidering; much of it are relatively simple bug fixes.

pitti, 2012-02-28: Moving to Q series for good now.

robert-ancell, 2012-05-15: Marking as obsolete - the system compositor is our solution fo this (https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-q-system-compositor)

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Work Items