Does not show vendor/model name any more

Bug #1186777 reported by Ma Hsiao-chun on 2013-06-02
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Check the attached picture to see what I mean by saying "Unknown: Unknown".

The box has a Nvidia GPU and a Broadcom wireless chip. It is running Ubuntu Saucy now.

I'm still using nouveau driver for the GPU; the performance seems acceptable for normal desktop operation and Warcraft III playing (through wine) . Should it be a "Unknown: Unknown"?

For the Broadcom chip, I've installed b43 firmware [1], it works well. Should it be a "Unknown: Unknown"?

For the third "Unknown: Unknown" in the screenshot, honestly no idea.

1. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

If you run the following commands, does it fix the issue?
sudo update-pciids; sudo update-usbids

Ma Hsiao-chun (mahsiaochun) wrote :

No.

And even if we don't have meta data available, we can still display useful information.
We can get much information from lspci, right?

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Can you please run "ubuntu-drivers debug" and copy&paste the output here?

Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

(Please, pretty please use ubuntu-bug to file bugs; that will attach relevant information).

Ma Hsiao-chun (mahsiaochun) wrote :

It seems that it is because udev package don't provide /usr/lib/pci-db.

Anyway, can we display more information beyond Vendor + Model?

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Indeed, /lib/udev/{pci,usb}-db are history, u-d-common needs to figure this out in a different way which doesn't involve udev internals.

summary: - Display Useful Hardware Information Beyond "Unknown: Unknown"
+ Does not show vendor/model name any more
Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2013-06-13
Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
status: Triaged → In Progress
milestone: none → ubuntu-13.06
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This is already detected by the test suite:

======================================================================
ERROR: test_system_device_drivers_chroot (ubuntu_drivers.DetectTest)
system_device_drivers() for test package repository
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/martin/ubuntu/ubuntu-drivers-common/tests/ubuntu_drivers.py", line 530, in test_system_device_drivers_chroot
    self.assertTrue('nvidia' in res[graphics]['vendor'].lower())
KeyError: 'vendor'

======================================================================
ERROR: test_system_driver_packages_chroot (ubuntu_drivers.DetectTest)
system_driver_packages() for test package repository
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/martin/ubuntu/ubuntu-drivers-common/tests/ubuntu_drivers.py", line 405, in test_system_driver_packages_chroot
    self.assertTrue('nvidia' in res['nvidia-current']['vendor'].lower(),
KeyError: 'vendor'

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :
Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Ah, turns out that this needs bug 1190947 fixed first, otherwise looking up hw vendor/product names is going to be too slow and cumbersome.

Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Fixed for good now, and uploaded. But landing this is blocked by MIR bug 1190926.

Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-drivers-common - 1:0.2.81

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ubuntu-drivers-common (1:0.2.81) saucy; urgency=low

  * debian/tests/system: Port to umockdev.
  * share/fake-devices-wrapper: Fix fake bcmwl modalias.
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:23:14 +0200

Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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