"You need to restart the computer" doesn't let you restart the computer

Bug #739242 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2011-03-21
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Jockey
Undecided
Unassigned
One Hundred Papercuts
Low
Papercuts Ninjas
jockey (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

jockey-gtk 0.9.2-0ubuntu3, Ubuntu Natty

1. In "Additional Drivers", activate a driver that will require a restart.
2. Wait for the installation to complete.

What happens:
* Text appears saying "You need to restart the computer to activate this driver."

What should happen:
* Text appears saying "You need to restart the computer to activate this driver."
* A "Restart" button appears next to that text.

(This is the sequel to bug 600804. See also bug 570033.)

Vish (vish) on 2011-03-31
Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in jockey:
status: New → Confirmed
Nathan Heafner (nathan1465-5) wrote :

the only thing i dont like about this, is the fact that you have/need to restart. A large benefit to using "non-windows" OS's is not having to restart.

i think the overall issue this papercut attempts to resolve is an actual bug. This would be a band-aid.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Nathan, that is unrelated to this bug. Even if (1) ksplice was forked and maintained for non-Oracle OSes, (2) the Ubuntu kernel team changed their minds about using it by default, and (3) it was finally implemented in Ubuntu, this alert would *still* be necessary for the cases where an update either failed to splice or needed a custom-spliced version that isn't present. And as long as the alert exists, it should let you restart the computer.

dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Jockey has been superseded by software-properties, which now handles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

Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in jockey:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Triaged → Invalid
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