Bug#902336: systemd: sddm login screen does not appear until after more than a minute

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Mon Jun 25 17:33:05 BST 2018

Am 25.06.2018 um 17:45 schrieb Martin Steigerwald:
> Michael Biebl - 25.06.18, 17:20:
>> Am 25.06.2018 um 15:11 schrieb Michael Biebl:
>>> Am 25.06.2018 um 09:18 schrieb Martin Steigerwald:
>>>> Package: systemd
>>>> Version: 239-1
>>>> Severity: normal
> […]
>>>> Since using kernel 4.17-rc7 I think (now using self compiled 4.17
>>>> vanilla kernel), I see a strange new behavior on this ThinkPad
>>>> T520. I did not yet test whether it is related to the kernel or
>>>> something else I upgraded at around the same time.
>>> I vaguely remember that recently there were issues related to
>>> missing
>>> entropy for the RNG, delaying boot in certain cases.
>>> This was a kernel related change ttbomk.
>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=897572
>> https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2018/05/msg00599.html
> Hmmm, that rings a bell to me. It matches that login in to tty1 and 
> typing things help and I also actually saw some rng related messages on 
> tty1 that I did not really bring in connection to this issue. I thought 
> shortly about it, but then no more.
> Now is this a sddm related issue?

Most likely, or in one of the libraries sddm uses:

Seems users have been running into this with systemd v238, so I'd say
it's not a systemd regression in v239.

> So for that booting with Debian kernel would not be necessary I think, 
> but in order to check for the upower issues after restoring the original 
> service file.

The upower related start failure looks indeed like an entirely different
issue. If I had to guess I'd say it's a  missing kernel option.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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