Call jockey on a device with missing firmware

Bug #425821 reported by Martin Pitt
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-notifier (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Jockey already supports printers and Wifi cards, which often come with USB and are hotplugged. Now we are going to move support for DVB card firmware to it.

Instead of just checking once, ever, we need to make Jockey hotplug aware.

Proposed implementation sketch: udev rules check for classes of devices which we support and whether we have the firmware, and if not, broadcast a d-bus signal. update-notifier picks it up and launches Jockey.

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Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → later
status: New → Triaged
Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
milestone: later → ubuntu-10.04-beta-1
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Support for this will be added to update-notifier, see

affects: jockey (Ubuntu) → update-notifier (Ubuntu)
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-10.04-beta-1 → lucid-alpha-2
summary: - Hotplug support
+ Call jockey on a device with missing firmware
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-notifier - 0.92

update-notifier (0.92) lucid; urgency=low

  * Add src/firmware.{h,c}: Listen to "firmware" subsystem events, check if
    requested firmware is present, and call jockey --check if not.
    (LP: #425821, UbuntuSpec:desktop-lucid-jockey-hotplug-support)
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Thu, 26 Nov 2009 11:09:42 +0100

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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