in the dialog "Create Partition" the comboxbox "Partition Type" doesn't always open

Bug #1295708 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When a user creates a second partition during custom partitioning, the second time the user opens the dialog box "Create partition", the combox "partition type" doesn't open the first time the user clicks on it.

This is only reproducible in "Try Ubuntu" mode not if the user selected "Install Ubuntu" in ubiquity-dm. When it happens arrows are displayed at the top and bottom of the combo (see screenshot) so it might be a compiz or gtk bug.

This is a minor annoyance for a human, but a real blocker for automated tests and very difficult to workaround.

1. Boot a desktop ISO, select "Try Ubuntu" and proceed to the custom partitioner ("Something else")
2. Create a new partition table
3. Double click "Free space" to open the dialog "Create partition"
4. Click on the combo "Use as:"
5. select "Ext4"
6. Press "Cancel" to dismiss the dialog
7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 a second time

The second time steps 3 to 6 are executed, the 1rst time the user clicks on the combobox it opens and closes immediately and the user has to click a second time to open it and keep it opened.

The combobox opens every time the user clicks on it

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubiquity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-18.38-generic 3.13.6
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-18-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Mar 21 15:18:02 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-09-03 (198 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Alpha amd64 (20130902)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Revision history for this message
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
tags: added: testcase
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Revision history for this message
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I was able to recreate this as described in the test case.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) → nobody
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