Package: splashy
Version: 0.3.13-3
Severity: normal


When splashy is used with file-rc[1], I observe the following behavior:

 - splashy shows the splash screen
 - file-rc starts up services
 - eventually, kdm is started
 - the splash screen remains shown
 - we now have a kdm process and a splashy process (with three children)
 - the splash screen remains shown
 - after some time, the splashy process vanishes
 - the splash screen remains shown

which results in a system that cannot be logged in to via the console.
Restarting kdm seems to do the trick, Ctrl-Alt-Backspace doesn't (so
the splash screen also captures the keyboard).

The observations above were done via ssh.

I know that the real fault is with file-rc here, but shouldn't splashy
remove itself upon timeout? In this case, this would at least
eventually result in a useable system.


[1] which is not properly handling splashy, see #487412

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages splashy depends on:
ii  initramfs-tools        0.93              tools for generating an initramfs
ii  libc6                  2.9-4             GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdirectfb-1.0-0      1.0.1-11          direct frame buffer graphics - sha
ii  libgcc1                1:4.3.3-5         GCC support library
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.18.4-2          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libmagic1              4.26-2            File type determination library us
ii  libsplashy1            0.3.13-3          Library to draw splash screen on b
ii  lsb-base               3.2-20            Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

splashy recommends no packages.

Versions of packages splashy suggests:
ii  console-common                0.7.80     basic infrastructure for text cons
ii  splashy-themes                0.4        A complete user-space boot splash 
pn  upstart                       <none>     (no description available)

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