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Fedora Test Days
Gnome 3.6

Date 2012-11-08
Time all day

Website QA/Fedora_18_test_days
IRC #fedora-test-day (webirc)

Mailing list

Can't make the date?
If you come to this page before or after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test, file any bugs you find at Bugzilla, and add your results to the results section. If this page is more than a month old when you arrive here, please check the current schedule and see if a similar but more recent Test Day is planned or has already happened.

What to test?

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on new features in Gnome 3.6.

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...

Prerequisite for Test Day

  • bootable USB key or CD/DVD disk with latest Fedora 18 live image or:
  • machine or VM with updated Fedora 18

How to test?

This Test Day has two parts. First part is covered by test cases and it's focused on initial setup and getting you familiar with basic functionality. Second is exploratory testing when you are free to use software how do you like. Don't worry and try to break Gnome in various ways which you expect to work.

Update your machine

If you're running Fedora F18, make sure you have all the current updates for it installed, using the update manager. Or:

Live image

Optionally, you may download a non-destructive live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Architecture SHA256SUM
x86_64 ce0c35dbf151de6c4630d4f3f8d25b39919f7978df1f53f606dda91cb68e05ba
i686 e3d45140540214a0a365e3447dade71840ab1ab57552f417e347eabfcd30de4b

Software Rendering

Computers with obsolete graphics with buggy 3D drivers and VM hypervisors like KVM or VirtualBox don't have complete 3D support yet. But you can run Gnome Shell using software rendering (llvmpipe driver) on the CPU.

  • You may need to uninstall your GPU driver by running yum remove xorg-x11-drv-nouveau for example to force enable llvmpipe driver. You will need to restart X by logging out and back in for this to take effect.
  • Of lesser interest, but still worth checking, is whether GPUs already on the hardware blacklist work with their native driver instead. This can be checked by commenting out the appropriate entry from /usr/share/gnome-session/hardware-compatibility and logging out and back in to Gnome.
Check if Xorg uses software rendering, run: glxinfo and check output for string: OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x300). Or you can check if using soft rendering in Control Center -> Details (llvmpipe)

Test Cases

Feel free to review Test Cases marked:
Pass pass

Gnome Shell

System Settings

Gnome Applications

Test Results

Construct a table or list to allow testers to post results. Each column should be a test case or configuration, and each row should consist of test results. Include some instructions on how to report bugs, and any special instructions. Here's an example, from a Palimpsest test day:

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component udisks, or gnome-disk-utility for bugs in the Palimpsest graphical front end itself. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report or what other information to include, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below, following the example results from the first line as a template. The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one, and the second should be a link to the Smolt profile of the system you tested. For each test case, use the result template to enter your result, as shown in the example result line.

User Smolt Profile Sample test 1 Sample test 2 Sample test 3 Sample test 4 References
Sample User HW
Pass pass
Warning warn
Fail fail
  1. Test pass, but also encountered RHBZ #54321
  2. RHBZ #12345