Test Day:2013-04-24 Nouveau

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2013-04-24 ALL DAY #fedora-test-day (webirc)
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If you come to this page after the test day is completed, your testing of Nouveau is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test Nouveau with your graphics card and provide feedback. If you are visiting after the release of Fedora 19, please wait for the next Nouveau test day.


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What to test?

Today's Fedora Test Day will focus on the Nouveau graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics cards.

Who's available

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

What's needed to test

  • An NVIDIA graphics adapter. To confirm whether you have supporting hardware, run the following command:
    /sbin/lspci -d 10de: | grep -iq VGA && echo "Join Nouveau Fedora Test Day" || echo "No nVidia graphics hardware found." 
  • An updated Fedora 21 pre-release, or the special live image (see below)

How to test?

Update your machine

If you're running Fedora 19, make sure you have all the current updates for it installed, using the update manager. Or you can use a live image:

Live image

Optionally, you may download a non-destructive Fedora 19 live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Architecture SHA256SUM
x86_64 (750 MB) 6c741f41647cc6a04eee0e5213f98350110e328738ae3e610905d6fa1bbe1314
x86_64 full (2.7GB, including games) f01dc79959faeba6aa36851e03e241a9d64652f4f394f712eb8355578e4d689c
i686 (750 MB) 17a9bb6bf552228cf0f7f910113d7dc4daec769137f6d0e75eb0cf5134b753d5
i686 full (2.7GB, including games) d5ece89cfe9a7e9aa70e0f59c1ad24d71c727f825d2974e92bdf229b1f98191b

Configuration options

If 3D acceleration is disabled by default on your adapter but you want to test it (these results may be useful to the developers), you can pass the following parameter at boot time: nouveau.config=PGRAPH=1. Similarly, if you want to forcibly enable power management for your adapter, pass the parameter nouveau.perflvl_wr=7777. Please, though, if you use one or both of these parameters, note this in the comments on your results and in any bug reports you file.

Testing

Basic

Elementary functionality tests, which should pass on supported GPU.

Desktop

Basic desktop usage scenarios, which should pass on supported GPU.

Video

Tests focused on different video playback acceleration features. Some older GPUs may not support VDPAU.

3D applications/Games

Following applications has been carefully selected to test and exploit various OpenGL features using different rendering engines. If one applications test fails, next may work. Working HW 3D acceleration is needed.

Please file bugs for any failures you find if running these tests. But remember, crashes, rendering issues and glitches bugreports are more important then performance issues. Use your common sense and your knowledge about your GPU limits before reporting performance issues.

Experimental

Some recommended test cases for people, who likes trying new technology (Wayland, OpenCL) or who are interested in particular scenarios, eg. Steam, Wine.

  • Hybrid graphics You will need a laptop with two GPUs. Intel and ATI (PowerXpress) or Intel and nVidia (Optimus).
  • Steam
  • WebGL
  • Wine - Install 'wine' and try to play your favorite game. Important: Always check if your game is supported, visit: http://appdb.winehq.org Lot of bugs are actually Wine bugs, not related to GPU drivers, so be careful

Report your results

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component xorg-x11-drv-nouveau. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Follow the instructions on this page to ensure you include sufficient information in the report. Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below, following the example results from Sample user 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 the model of your graphics adapter. For each test case, use the result template to enter your result, as shown in the example result line. If you could not perform one test (for example, you cannot perform the more advanced tests because the basic one fails, or you cannot perform the multihead test as you have only one display), enter the word N/A. In the comments column, you can enter the model name and PCI device ID (vendor ID is usually 10DE) of your card, if you know it - you can usually find this information in the output of the command lspci -nn.

Results

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Long notes
Please try to avoid leaving long comments in the table, it makes it difficult to read. If you need to explain an issue in detail, please file a bug, and link to the bug.

Basic

User Graphics card Boot Virtual Terminal X restart Rendercheck GLX Mesa demos Suspend Comments
Example user HD 3000
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
N/A
Fail fail [1]
Warning warn [2]
  1. RHBZ #123456
  2. RHBZ #234567
konstantinjch GTS 250
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
[1]
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
  1. Media:Konstantinjch Renderchecklog.gz
User Graphics card Boot Virtual Terminal X restart Rendercheck GLX Mesa demos Suspend Comments

Desktop

User Graphics card Gnome Shell KDE 4 Screen rotation User switch Multihead Comments
Example user HD 3000
Pass pass
Pass pass
N/A
Fail fail [1]
Warning warn [2]
  1. RHBZ #123456
  2. RHBZ #234567
User Graphics card Gnome Shell KDE 4 Screen rotation User switch Multihead Comments

Video

User Graphics card XVideo XVMC VA-API Comments
Example user HD 3000
Pass pass
Fail fail [1]
Warning warn [2]
  1. RHBZ #123456
  2. RHBZ #234567
User Graphics card XVideo XVMC VA-API Comments

3D Applications/Games

User Graphics card PyMOL Stellarium SuperTuxKart Xonotic VDrift 0 A.D. Comments
Example user HD 3000
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
N/A
Fail fail [1]
Warning warn [2]
  1. RHBZ #123456
  2. RHBZ #234567
User Graphics card PyMOL Stellarium SuperTuxKart Xonotic VDrift 0 A.D. Comments

Experimental

User Graphics card Hybrid graphics Steam WebGL Wine Comments
Example user HD 3000
Pass pass
N/A
Fail fail [1]
Warning warn [2]
  1. RHBZ #123456
  2. RHBZ #234567
User Graphics card Hybrid graphics Steam WebGL Wine Comments

Reference