QA:Testcase Anaconda User Interface VNC Password

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This test case is obsolete
This has been merged into QA:Testcase Anaconda User Interface VNC.



This test verifies the vnc option vncpassword work as expected. See Anaconda/Options for more information.


  • Requires two systems able to communicate over the network, one to test the installation and a second to initiate the VNC client session
  • Install a VNC client application. The package Package-x-generic-16.pngtigervnc or Package-x-generic-16.pngvinagre can be used. This test will use
    yum install /usr/bin/vinagre

How to test

  1. Boot the installer with the following command-line options (added as a kernel option in boot selection screen). Replace <password> with a password of your choosing.
    vnc vncpassword=<password>
  2. Watch the text messages printed out, you should see something like this:
    Running anaconda 15.31, the Fedora system installer - please wait.             
    09:59:01 Starting VNC...
    09:59:02 The VNC server is now running.
    You chose to execute vnc with a password.
    09:59:02 Please manually connect your vnc client to to begin the install.
    09:59:02 Starting graphical installation.
  3. Using a VNC client, connect to the specified address. When prompted, enter the password provided in the previous step.
  4. Using the VNC client session, complete the installation as desired

Expected Results

  1. Anaconda starts Xvnc properly
  2. User can connect with VNC client using a valid password
  3. VNC works normally during installation (mouse, keyboard)
  4. Anaconda completes successfully
  5. The installed system boots into runlevel 3 (no graphical session)