jockey-gtk initially reports confusing driver choices

Bug #550083 reported by Ali Asad Lotia
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jockey (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When first running jockey-gtk, it initially gives the user two choices of proprietary drives for the Broadcom wireless networking hardware on this machine. I installed the Broadcom STA drivers and after running jockey again, it no longer displays Broadcom 43 as an option.

Unlike the NVIDIA choices (of which there are also 2), there is no (recommended) or other helpful text describing the options. Making the right choice requires that the user do some research. IMHO, the installation of drivers is already fraught with fear amongst the majority of users. jockey makes it incredibly simple to install proprietary drivers, but I feel that providing fewer, better choices would be a major win for people attempting to get their hardware to work, I also understand that since these drivers are proprietary, it may be hard to obtain useful descriptive information, or to get details on the differences and to adjust the provided choices accordingly. If at all possible, fewer choices in this space would be better.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: jockey-gtk 0.5.8-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-17.26-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-17-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Mar 28 03:17:04 2010
InstallationMedia: Error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/log/installer/media-info'
MachineType: Dell Inc. Latitude D630
PackageArchitecture: all
 Socket 0:
   no product info available
 Socket 0:
   no card
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.32-17-generic root=/dev/mapper/storage-root ro quiet splash
SourcePackage: jockey 11/24/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A15
dmi.board.asset.tag: 161910 0WM416
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 161910
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA15:bd11/24/2008:svnDellInc.:pnLatitudeD630:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0WM416:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr: Latitude D630
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

Revision history for this message
Ali Asad Lotia (ali-asad-lotia) wrote :
Revision history for this message
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Jockey has been superseded by software-properties, which now handles
third-party driver configuration.

Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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