Ticket #230 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

Cluster users get notifications because they're sudoers

Reported by: broder Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: Fall 2009 Release
Component: login chroot Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


Users of some (maybe all?) cluster machines get presented with an system notification about restricted drivers being available. They also get prompted when updates are available.

There are a couple issues here.

(1) We should possibly be enabling the restricted drivers
(2) We should try to generally suppress these notifications

Change History

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from new to proposed

Well, for starters, I don't have a way to suppress all of the notifications that depend on users being sudoers, but we can pick out the two that we know of.

The restricted drivers notification comes from /etc/xdg/autostart/jockey-gtk.desktop

The updates notification comes from /etc/xdg/autostart/update-notifier.desktop

r23869 adds a DEB_REMOVE_FILES for these in debathena-reactivate to just punt those particular notifications. Looking in that directory on my stock (non-Debathena) Jaunty machine, I don't see any others that are likely to popup notifications the user can't deal with.

I've uploaded the change to proposed.

I think this is something that would be excellent to get in place for the cluster deployment on Friday, which means that we're just short of the two business day threshold, so I'd like to ask for ACKs from other developers to move this on Friday.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from proposed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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