Bug 488767 - questions on submission of kernel oops make no sense
questions on submission of kernel oops make no sense
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kerneloops (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2009-03-05 12:16 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2011-12-13 17:29 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 03:57:36 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2009-03-05 12:16:53 EST
When I have a kernel oops, I am asked if I want to send the data to Red Hat.
I can choose: yes, no, always or never.

After the data is sent, I am then asked AGAIN what I want to do:
 always or never.

This is a problem, for two reasons:
1. If I want to choose always or never, I would have answered this the first time. Essentially this means you are asking me the same question twice, and this is frustrating.

2. The second question is unclear. If I click always, does it always send the kernel data, or does the answer to the previous question apply?
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2009-03-18 17:33:05 EDT
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2009-04-13 17:29:52 EDT
Could you actually fix this?

I appreciate that you want lots of kernel debugging information, but filling up my screen _every_time_I_boot_ is a great way to **** off a user and make them use something that bugs them less often.

You want kernel debugging information, I don't want to be hassled. Fair enough.

The dialog "thanks for submitting information [always] [never]" makes no sense.

Can you please make it go away?
Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2009-04-13 18:00:39 EDT
Please post a copy of your kerneloops config file (/etc/kerneloops.conf)
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2009-04-14 01:53:52 EDT
I've never edited this file, only used the gui. Non-commented lines:

allow-submit = ask
allow-pass-on = yes
submit-url = http://submit.kerneloops.org/submitoops.php
Comment 5 Chuck Ebbert 2009-04-15 11:16:58 EDT
If you answer "always" on the first popup it should never bother you again. But that might not actually work (it's supposed to change that config file when you do that.)
Comment 6 Need Real Name 2009-04-15 11:42:07 EDT
What if the user wants to choose when to submit the data (i.e. doesn't click always), the second dialog is not useful.
Comment 7 Chuck Ebbert 2009-05-05 20:18:36 EDT
On my system the second dialog goes away after a few seconds.
Comment 8 Need Real Name 2009-05-06 01:30:37 EDT
Yep, mine too.

But it still requires my attention (and it shouldn't, I've already given answered the question it asks).
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