Bug 19293 - mageiawelcome sometimes do not show bottom line: option to disable, and close button
Summary: mageiawelcome sometimes do not show bottom line: option to disable, and close...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: 6
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: High major
Target Milestone: Mageia 6
Assignee: Daniel Napora
QA Contact:
: 18554 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-09-04 14:13 CEST by Barry Jackson
Modified: 2018-03-16 10:48 CET (History)
6 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: mageiawelcome-1.9-1.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

Assignee: bugsquad => napcok
Keywords: (none) => NEEDINFO
CC: (none) => thierry.vignaud

Barry Jackson 2016-09-05 21:15:41 CEST

Source RPM: mageiawelcome => mageiawelcome-1.7-1.mga6

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.

CC: (none) => ftg

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.

Priority: Normal => release_blocker

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.

Priority: release_blocker => High

Samuel Verschelde 2016-12-13 12:50:35 CET

Target Milestone: --- => Mageia 6

Comment 7 Frédéric Buclin 2017-03-19 14:17:13 CET
*** Bug 18554 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

CC: (none) => nicolas.salguero

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).

CC: (none) => lewyssmith

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.

CC: (none) => shybluenight

Comment 10 Chris B 2017-05-11 15:28:00 CEST
Sorry, wrong bug. Should be under 20681.
Comment 11 Morgan Leijström 2017-07-05 10:05:10 CEST
At login i see this too now on my Thinkpad T42p, 1600x1200 screen, i586, Plasma
Fresh installed a month or so a go, updated today.

Window seem not chopped, there is visually room for the line
    [  ]  Show this window at start  ( Close ) 

Repeatable between reboots. (or i am just "lucky")

Then i close it by window frame close button...
...And then i start it from konsole, the line is there!  Repeatable every time.

Now i tested: Launch from konsole, uncheck the box so it do not launch at login.
Reboot, login, start konsole and issue mageiawelcome. Result:
It take several seconds until it displays (is much faster subsequent launches)
It always shows the bottom line OK.

Maybe just delaying launching it would be a workaround...?

CC: (none) => fri

Morgan Leijström 2017-07-05 10:48:01 CEST

Summary: mageiawelcome no longer shows option to disable on future boots (clean MATE net-install 4th Sept) => mageiawelcome sometimes do not show bottom line: option to disable, and close button
Keywords: NEEDINFO => (none)
Source RPM: mageiawelcome-1.7-1.mga6 => mageiawelcome-1.9-1.mga6

Comment 12 Morgan Leijström 2018-03-16 10:20:09 CET

Fresh install mga6 with updates, logging in with user defined during install:
-> option to disable, and close button not visible.

Full update to testing (Plasma 5.12 et al), reboot, same user:
-> option to disable, and close button is now visible.

So probably fixed with upcoming plasma stack :)

This is on my Acer Aspire7, using the Intel GPU set up per default

Depends on: (none) => 22656
Version: Cauldron => 6

Nicolas Lécureuil 2018-03-16 10:48:35 CET

Depends on: 22656 => (none)

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