Ubuntu

Link to some detailled driver explanations

Reported by Martin Pitt on 2007-08-22
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
restricted-manager (Ubuntu)
High
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: restricted-manager

Once it exists, restricted-manager should provide a link to an Ubuntu website which explains the free/restricted driver issue in detail and gives a list of recommended vendors.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This should say: "Further information is available on the Ubuntu website, including a list of recommended vendors who publish their hardware with full specifications and free software drivers."

Changed in restricted-manager:
assignee: nobody → pitti
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This should presumably link to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreeSoftwareDrivers for now.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This should link to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RestrictedDrivers, which is a much better starting point.

Changed in restricted-manager:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Even better, this should call

  yelp ghelp:hardware#restricted-manager

This also works without network and is much easier than fiddling with a browser, too.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :
Changed in restricted-manager:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

 ok, please upload.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

restricted-manager (0.32) gutsy; urgency=low

  * RestrictedManager/{manager.glade,RestrictedManagerGtk.py}: Add a "Help"
    button and connect it to "yelp ghelp:hardware#restricted-manager", which
    provides a nice intro to restricted drivers. (LP: #134069)
  * bcm43xx.py, sl_modem.py: Uniformly name the variables for the driver
    package to "driver_package".
  * core.py: Add package_available() which uses apt-cache show to check
    whether a package is available for installation at all.
  * RestrictedManagerCommon.py, check mode: If the handler has a
    driver_package which is not available for installation, do not advertise
    it with a notification. (Gross Hacks R us, but it is good enough and
    unintrusive for Gutsy, and r-m is to be rewritten anyway in Hardy).
    (LP: #134918)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Wed, 26 Sep 2007 13:09:26 +0200

Changed in restricted-manager:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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