Bug 19293 - mageiawelcome no longer shows option to disable on future boots (clean MATE net-install 4th Sept)
Summary: mageiawelcome no longer shows option to disable on future boots (clean MATE n...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
: High major
Target Milestone: Mageia 6
Assignee: Daniel Napora
QA Contact:
Keywords: NEEDINFO
: 18554 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-09-04 14:13 CEST by Barry Jackson
Modified: 2017-05-11 15:28 CEST (History)
5 users (show)

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Source RPM: mageiawelcome-1.7-1.mga6
Status comment:


Description Barry Jackson 2016-09-04 14:13:16 CEST
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Comment 1 Thierry Vignaud 2016-09-05 17:25:13 CEST
Please fill in the tested version in the RPM package
Comment 2 Frank Griffin 2016-09-05 21:22:53 CEST
I've actually seen this, and I think it's a painting/sizing issue.  On a recent fresh install, I noticed that the first launch of Plasma showed a Welcome that didn't have the checkbox for disabling it on later boots.  However, on subsequent boots it was there, at the very bottom of the Welcome window.  

Something about the first boot truncated the bottom of the window and self-corrected later on.
Comment 3 Barry Jackson 2016-09-05 21:42:48 CEST
Strange - yes that test MATE system now does have the checkbox, but it did not on first boot.
I now notice the checkbox is missing if I close mageiawelcome and launch it from the main menu.

In plasma if I run mageiawelcome from the menu it does have the checkbox, but if I check it, it fails to show on reboot.
Comment 4 Frank Griffin 2016-09-05 23:13:04 CEST
This is very akin to the problems associated with GTK+ 3.  Various drakx tools display different graphical behaviors when run from the installer, command line, or MCC shell.

Case in point would be the non-painting of disk partitions when diskdrake is invoked via commandline as root, but not in the installer or within the MCC environment.
Comment 5 Samuel Verschelde 2016-12-13 12:43:26 CET
Confirmed here under plasma.
Comment 6 Samuel Verschelde 2016-12-13 12:48:05 CET
Lowering the severity that I first had set to blocker because it does not occur everytime.
Comment 7 Frédéric Buclin 2017-03-19 14:17:13 CET
*** Bug 18554 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Lewis Smith 2017-05-11 14:07:43 CEST
This looks like the same problem as bug 20681, as originally described: the Mageia Welcome window was chopped at the bottom so as to hide the two buttons there.

Writing from a Classic install of 8 May 2017, Mate desktop via GDM, MW looks OK from all viewpoints. Frank's Comment 2 I have seen & support; q.v.
but do not think it applies any more - accepting that MW is a mess under Gnome/Wayland; which might be an adaptation of 20681, or a different problem.

This bug looks closeable, either as resolved, or a duplicate of 20681 (or vice-versa).
Comment 9 Chris B 2017-05-11 15:22:05 CEST
Could we just start the Welcome app with 'GDK_BACKEND=x11'?

I've just done it, Live Gnome iso, wayland, from a terminal:
GDK_BACKEND=x11 mageiawelcome-launcher

As expected, all is well.
Comment 10 Chris B 2017-05-11 15:28:00 CEST
Sorry, wrong bug. Should be under 20681.

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