Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 617391
'connection' dropdown is very confusing if you have remote hypervisor access via ssh key
Last modified: 2011-05-19 09:46:28 EDT
Created attachment 433819 [details]
screenshot of the dropdown in question
Description of problem:
i'm not a super-technical user but i can usually hold my own.
i needed to connect to a remote hypervisor for which i only have access to the root account via ssh key.
look at the attached screenshot of the 'connection' dropdoown of the 'add connection' dialog. which option would you have picked in the dropdown? i certainly wasn't sure.
(in the end, ssh tunnel was the option that worked, which wasn't very intuitive to me)
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Yeah, that dialog hasn't seen a lot of love over the years and is pretty ugly. There have been numerous complaints about the lack of $USER transparency.
I've reworked this dialog upstream:
Hopefully it should solve some of the issues you were hitting. Feedback appreciated.
That reworking of the UI looks much better than the one I posted a screesnhot of!! Thanks :)
Whoops sorry, that was me. Ray borrowed my laptop when his laptop's backlight broke.
Fixed in virt-manager-0.8.6-1.el6
Verified this bug with virt-manager-0.8.6-2.el6.noarch
The dialog looks the same with in comments
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