Jockey is unable to check Saucy's xserver ABI

Bug #1279229 reported by Alberto Milone
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
jockey (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Alberto Milone

Bug Description

SRU request:

Please accept jockey in precise-proposed.

The new code adds support for the lts-saucy backported stack and for the future lts-trusty stack.

Without this work, hybrid graphics can't be enabled if the lts-saucy stack is installed. Installing the nvidia driver on hybrid systems without the nvidia-prime package will result in failure.

[Test Case]
1) Install the update
2) Make sure that Saucy's xserver is installed.
3) Launch Jockey and install the nvidia driver on a hybrid system with Intel/NVIDIA GPUs.
4) Check that the "nvidia-prime" package was installed.

[Regression Potential]
Low. The new code doesn't affect systems with different stacks or non-hybrid systems.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: jockey-common 0.9.7-0ubuntu7.13
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-15.25~precise1-generic 3.11.10
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-15-generic x86_64

ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Feb 12 09:04:57 2014
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20130125)
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic root=UUID=4244ad26-e825-410b-9ec7-071769ce3007 ro quiet splash radeon.dpm=1 vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: jockey
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 08/20/2013
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 1301
dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M. P8H77-V LE
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev X.0x
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr1301:bd08/20/2013:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:rnP8H77-VLE:rvrRevX.0x:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

Revision history for this message
Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :
Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → precise-updates
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
Revision history for this message
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Alberto, or anyone else affected,

Accepted jockey into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Changed in jockey (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
milestone: none → precise-updates
Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Invalid
milestone: precise-updates → none
assignee: Alberto Milone (albertomilone) → nobody
Revision history for this message
Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :

I can confirm that the update in precise-proposed solves the problem on my laptop with Intel/NVIDIA.

Here are the most important lines from the attached log:

linux-lts-saucy installed: True
linux-lts-trusty installed: False
linux minor version: 11
xserver ABI: 14

This means that the system is using Saucy's LTS stack (X ABI 14, linux-lts-saucy).

These two lines prove that Jockey installs both the driver and the nvidia-prime package as expected:

2014-02-12 16:15:17,564 DEBUG: Installing package: nvidia-prime
2014-02-12 16:15:21,192 DEBUG: Installing package: nvidia-331

As a result it's all correctly set up and working.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package jockey - 0.9.7-0ubuntu7.14

jockey (0.9.7-0ubuntu7.14) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * jockey/, jockey/
    - Add code to fully enable hybrid graphics when using
      Saucy's LTS stack, and the future Trusty stack
      (LP: #1279229).
  * tests/
    - Add tests which simulate the availability of Saucy's
      and Trusty's backported stacks.
 -- Alberto Milone <email address hidden> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:15:25 +0100

Changed in jockey (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote : Update Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for jockey has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

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