Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 154423
Display a progress indication on the login screen for early-login
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:03 EST
Some people really want this. It should probably just be a throbber, not list
started services in detail. It should notify the user about failed services, and
maybe offer a way to see the error messages.
Obviously, this should just tie into the dbus notifcation of service startup and
failure. Oh wait, that's not written yet. :)
You could do this with a few line status scroller, like on a credits screen.
This way it wouldn't take up much space.
As each service starts, it rolls down to take the previous messages' place.
Failed messages get thrown to another part of the screen (literally), so that
they really do get noticed.
This might require rethinking about how the elements on the gdm window are
It would be super slick if elements could be moved (in a nice gliding manner) so
that you could start gdm and while the user can't log in the boot progress
display is central to the window. Once the user can begin to login, the boot
progress element would move to make room for the login element (in a nicely
balance visual way) and then once the boot is complete, the boot progress window
would disappear and the login element would move to be central on the screen.
I know it sounds like a bit of work, but if would look very slick.
Waking from a dream, it of course makes a lot of sense just to get both elements
on the screen in an acceptable manner. This will mean shuffling the login
element around somewhere to make room for the boot progress element.
I would also be great if the boot progress element could be expanded to see
what's going on and to handle boot bits that need interaction like
finding/removing new hardware. This means a reasonable amount of screen space
will be needed for this, but given that your only talking a console size space
it should be easy enought to include. (Of course, it would be really nice if
any uiser interaction like addding/removing hardware was graphical in nature
using clickable icons instead of a text driven, tab controlled interface, but I
must have nodded off into la la land again ;-] )
NOTE: This is just the idle ramblings of a guy dreaming of what could be and
wanting to make sure that it's been commented out loud.
Support for a throbber on the login screen is now in Rawhide.
Not sure what you mean by throbber, but the only thing I saw with this autlogin
setup/update, is a blue screen and a cursor.
Yep. Me too. Looked the same as 220.127.116.11-5.
Yes, there is no throbber for autologin mode. Thats why I carefully said
"throbber on the login screen". In autologin mode, there is no login screen...