Test Day:2009-08-11 Fit and Finish:Peripherals
|2009-08-11||From 12:00 to 21:00 UTC (8am -> 5pm EDT)||#fedora-fit-and-finish)|
What to test?
Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on user experience issues of peripherals. We are interesting in the problems you face when plugging anything into your computer, be it a mouse, a keyboard an external hard drive, a modem, a printer, a camera, a phone, a music player, a GPS or whatever.
Prerequisites for Test Day
- An up-to-date rawhide installation. See the instructions on the Rawhide page on the various ways in which you can install or update to Rawhide. If that feels too risky to you, we also have recent rawhide live images available that allow you to participate without risking your existing installation. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.
Note that the images will be removed shortly after the test day, since they are strictly for test day usage only. Warning: I was bit by the bug having to do with notification area icons not showing up. I killed nm-applet and ran it directly to get onto my wireless network.
- For the Go online with a phone test, you'll need the latest versions of NetworkManager and gnome-bluetooth
- A variety of gizmos that can be plugged into a computer. See above for a representative list of devices that might be good to test
- A good mood. Remember; while we are poking into things that may make us angry or frustrated, we are doing it to make things better
How to test
In this test day, we want to find small and large issues that ruin the user experience of working with devices that can be (hot-)plugged into your computer.
- Transfer music to a music player
- Get photos off a camera
- Transfer files to a phone
- Go online with a phone via Bluetooth, Go online with a phone (wired)
- Copy data onto a USB stick
- Setting up Bluetooth printers
Here are some things to look at:
- Does the desktop react in the right way if you plug in your device ?
- Is a suitable icon used to represent the device ?
- Do the relevant applications 'see' the device, e.g. does a music player appear in rhythmbox ?
- Do applications react appropriately to the device being unplugged ?
- Do things work in the same way if the device is already plugged in before boot or before login ?
Issues that were identified
|pfps||Messages when inserting and unmounting/ejecting filesystems||#516739|
|hadess||Sony Ericsson K850i wired connection appears in NM, but can't connect||not yet|
|hadess||CUPS Bluetooth backend crashes when discovering a new printer||fixed in F11, rawhide|
|jlaska||Plugging in 2 USB keyboards, each with different keymaps, doesn't work as expected. Keypresses on the second keyboard diplays a character that doesn't correspond to the key pressed.|
|hadess||crash when closing the wizard after setting PAN||fixed in rawhide|
|mclasen||unplugging a webcam causes trouble||#516776|
|kparal||copying data to usb stick is very fast and then hangs on 100% for a very long time||TBD|
|hadess||Discovery for BT printers doesn't work||fixed in F11, rawhide|
|mclasen||usb speakers show up as input, too||#516783|
|kparal||USB webcam does not work||TBD|
|kparal||Bluetooth preferences have editable box Friendly name with non-editable text, which is confusing||#516801|
|kparal||Error message in bluetooth transfers is hardly readable||#516807|
|kparal||Resizing windows in metacity using alt+middle mouse is cancelled with whell scroll||TBD|
|mclasen||Too many dialogs when plugging a camera in||#591454|
|mclasen||Camera icon does not go away||#591457|
|dpravec||when using 2 monitors above each other, rmb on app in Window List applet in gnome panel gives funny results||TBD|
|vbenes||using bluetooth mouse is not smooth enough (one stuck each 5s)||#516756|
Things that work alright
|pfps||USB sticks work as usual (surprise!), except I see "Aug 11 09:11:29 localhost gnome-keyring-daemon: mount_added: assertion `identifier' failed" and "Aug 11 09:12:05 localhost gnome-keyring-daemon: no volume registered at: /media/CF" on unmount plus "Aug 11 09:13:40 localhost usb_id: unable to access '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0/host12/target12:0:0/12:0:0:0/block/sdc'" on eject|
|pfps||USB to SATA disk works (and eject option available!), except I see the second and third messages from USB stick test above|
|pfps||USB multi card reader works, except I see the first and second messages from USB stick test above|
|mclasen||USB webcam works for both video and audio out of the box|
|kparal||USB stick works ok - auto mounting, auto showing contents, showing desktop icon, showing warning for too large files, informing user when is safe to eject device|
|pfps||PCMCAI to CF adaptor working as expected - modulo above messages|
|kparal||Accessing data on phone using Bluetooth works ok|
|pfps||Thinkpad T60p disk in bay (PATA->SATA!) works ok - modulo above messages|
|mclasen||Changing sound output devices moves streams without glitch|
|mclasen||Volume up/down keys on USB speakers bring up the OSD|
|pfps||eject on USB sticks (and CF cards in adapters) correctly unmounts all partitions|
|pfps||Filesystems with pictures correctly offer to import the pictures (Cameras are a different matter, though)|
|danw||USB ethernet adapter shows up in nm-applet when plugged in, and NM falls back to next device when you unplug it|