Ubuntu

RFE: Make the Restricted Drivers Manager more robust

Reported by Andrew Chin on 2007-10-29
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-restricted-modules (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
restricted-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-restricted-modules

This is a half a request for enhancement, half bugreport:

Request: Make the Restricted Drivers Manager more robust, especially in cases when you want to use it to manage some of your devices, and not others.

For example, I want to manually install my own nvidia binary drivers, but would like to have the restricted drivers manager keep my wifi driver up-to-date.

It would be nice if I did not have to manually edit /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common to blacklist modules.

I managed to crash compiz. So, I went to System/Preferences/Appearance/Visual Effects to re-enable visual effects. I window pops up telling me that the correct driver is not enabled, and needed to be before I would be able to run the compiz effects. I was indeed using the correct nvidia drivers ,which I installed myself (downloaded manually from the nVidia website.). The restricted drivers manager told me that the driver for my card was not enabled, but "In Use".

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This bug was reported against the linux-meta package when it likely should have been reported against the linux package instead. We are automatically transitioning this to the linux kernel package so that the appropriate teams are notified and made aware of this issue. Thanks.

affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
affects: linux (Ubuntu) → linux-restricted-modules (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux-restricted-modules (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Thomas Hotz (thotz) on 2012-10-07
Changed in restricted-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in linux-restricted-modules (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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