Jockey proceeds to uninstall 'ubuntu-desktop' and X server in Natty

Bug #717754 reported by Sense Egbert Hofstede on 2011-02-12
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jockey (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Currently the proprietary Nvidia driver in Ubuntu Natty does not work with the X server. Therefore, both packages conflict with each other. Installing 'nvidia-current', or any other Nvidia driver, will remove the X server and with that also 'ubuntu-desktop'. Install the X server, and therefore also 'ubuntu-desktop', will uninstall any proprietary Nvidia driver still present on the desktop.

At the moment the proprietary Nvidia drivers are still visible in Jockey. You can install them, and Jockey will proceed to install the 'nvidia-current' or 'nvidia-173' package, depending on your choice. Jockey will even do this when it requires the removal of the X server and 'ubuntu-desktop'.

I think that Jockey should refuse to install any driver when it leads to the removal of 'ubuntu-desktop' or such a key element of the desktop as the X server. It should warn the user that it is impossible to proceed and abort. Currently there is a risk that users break their own system and end up without a graphical shell.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: jockey-gtk 0.9-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-3.30-generic 2.6.38-rc4
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-3-generic x86_64

Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Feb 12 16:06:45 2011
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-3-generic root=UUID=6bd4eace-488a-499e-a79c-ee7e11ce089e ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: jockey 08/06/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 0415
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M. M3N78-EH
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr0415:bd08/06/2008:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnM3N78-EH:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

Sense Egbert Hofstede (sense) wrote :
dino99 (9d9) wrote :
Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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