Test Day:2008-10-16 Better LIRC Support and Security Audit

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DATE TIME WHERE
Thu October 16, 2008 From 12:00 to 21:00 UTC (8am -> 5pm EDT) #fedora-qa (need irc help?)

Contents

How to join?

For information on joining a Fedora Test Day, see QA/Test_Days#Where_are_Test_Days_held.3F

What to test?

This week's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on:

Preparing for Test Day

Depending on the speed of your connection and the time available for testing, there are several methods available for

Live Images

  1. Please download a live ISO image for your architecture:
  2. Prepare your live image by following the instructions at FedoraLiveCD
  3. Or run the dowloaded ISO image in qemu:
     su -c 'qemu -cdrom Fedora-10-Beta-i686-Live.iso -m 512 -std-vga'

Install Media

  1. Consult the installation guide for quick start information to determine the best install method for your needs.
  2. Follow instructions for installing your system.
    • Alternatively, on an already installed system:
      1. Install snake:
        yum install snake
      2. Configure your system for installation:
        snake-install http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/test/10-Beta/Fedora/i386/os

Upgrade Packages

  1. Ensure you have the latest sectool-0.9.0-1.fc10 package installed, type:
     yum update sectool
  2. Also, you will need the latest lirc-0.8.4-0.5.fc10 package installed to test BetterLIRCSupport:
     yum update lirc

How to test?

Security Audit

See SecurityAudit test plan

LIRC Testing

1. Can lirc talk to your device?

# modprobe lirc_foo (usb-based devices should auto-load, others likely require 
manual loading)
# dmesg | tail -n 30
# ll /dev/lirc*
# yum install lirc lirc-remotes
# cp /usr/share/lirc-remotes/<your remote>/lircd.conf.<your remote> 
/etc/lircd.conf
# service lirc start
# irw
<press buttons on remote, irw should tell you what buttons it sees pressed>

2. Does gnome-lirc-properties work?

  • First clean-up any system configuration ...
    • Shut off lircd
      # service lirc stop
    • Remove any configuration file:
       rm /etc/lircd.conf
  • Now, start gnome-lirc-properties and play

3. Does rhythmbox work with the remote?

Where to file bugs

Please record any issues/defects discovered in Red Hat's Bugzilla.

Need help?

We'll have a host of QA and Development characters hanging out discussing bugs (aka "features"), expectations, and test areas. I've included details below for how you can contribute below.

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

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