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Fedora ARM VFAD - Fedora 17 - RC2

  • When: Monday June 18th at 12PM EDT
  • Where: #fedora-arm on Freednode

Please join on Monday June 18th as we test all available images to be used in the Fedora 17 ARM RC2. All can participate - even if you lack hardware you can greatly assist us by testing the functionality of our QEMU images, as well as in updating our wiki where appropriate. Our aim is to remove outdated material, and add areas that include answers to frequently asked questions, installation and usage instructions for specific hardware and anything else that may help Fedora ARM users.


Please add your name, followed by your IRC nick:

  • Paul Whalen - pwhalen
  • M A - maxam
  • D. Marlin - dmarlin
  • Jon Masters - jonmasters
  • Serge - EdB
  • Jeff Bastian - jbastian
  • Jaromír Cápík - jcapik

Test Instructions

Please add your name to the wiki beside the hardware you will be testing as well as the media you will be using (eg SATA, SD). See this link for examples on how to report test results.

Overall Test Results and Board Assignment

Hardware Who's Testing Result Link to Results Page Final Notes
Versatile Express (Qemu) herrold
Pass pass herrold
vexpress Results Some non-blocking bugs filed.
Versatile Express+XFCE (Qemu) pwhalen - HFP & blc - SFP
Pass pass pwhalen
Pass pass blc
HFP-Versatile_Express+XFCE Results SFP-Versatile_Express+XFCE Results
Pandaboard pwhalen - SD
jbastian - SD+USB
Pass pass pwhalen

Pass pass jbastian
Pandaboard SD Results
Pandaboard SD+USB Results
All working.
All working (with one minor warning from systemd-readahead-collect)
Pandaboard+XFCE jcapik - SD
jbastian - SD+USB
Pass pass jcapik

Pass pass jbastian
Pandaboard+Xfce SD Results
Pandaboard+Xfce SD+USB Results
- Wrong screen resolution or totally black screen
- console=ttyO2 should be removed
- do we have a sound support for panda?
- only the keyring stuff doesn't seem to work at all
- Sometimes wrong screen resolution, sometimes it's correct
- Suspend (from Logout menu) works, but cannot wake up again
- Many applications appear in multiple menus
Trimslice Bare/Value Pro/H/H250 dmarlin -HFP SD
Pass pass dmarlin
TrimSlice HFP SD Results
Trimslice Pro/H/H250 pwhalen -SATA, maxam - HFP SD
Pass pass pwhalen
Pass pass maxam
TS Pro HFP SD results Trimslice_Pro - SATA All good on the SD and USB HD!
Highbank blc/dmarlin
Pass pass dmarlin
Highbank SATA Results
Beagleboard XM
Kirkwood (sheevaplug, dreamplug, guruplug, etc) agreene - GuruPlug - SD, maxam Guruplug SD
Pass pass maxam
GuruPlug SD Results (Specific uboot command used) All good!
Raspberry Pi+XFCE EdB
Warning warn EdB
RPI+XFCE Result gui is slow, halt failed, no sound, long write error SD card class 6
Raspberry Pi EdB
Warning warn EdB
RPI Result halt failed, no sound, long write error SD card class 6
Efika SmartTop iMX maxam - HFP SD
Pass pass maxam
iMX HFP SD results reboot/halt fails, otherwise reasonable

Testing Template

Copy the wiki source of the below tests and results chart to a page you will create, using the hardware you are testing as the end of the url. For example if you are testing a Pandaboard with SD card, use a link similar to "Architectures/ARM/Quality Assurance/2012-06-18-VFAD-Fedora 17 Test Day-Pandaboard-SD" to record your results. Once completed add the link to overall results chart above, and an assessment if the image is ready. Please include the categories at the bottom of the page.

  1. Copy the below tests and results chart to a page that you create .
  2. Does your downloaded image have the correct checksum?
    • Run the command: sha256sum --check *CHECKSUM.txt
  3. Check the image size:
    • xzcat NameOfImage.xz|wc -c - Is the uncompressed image less then 4GB?
  4. Copy the image to your SD card:
    • xzcat (name-of-image) > /dev/SD_Card_Device and then insert it into your system and power on. Does the system boot?
  5. Do all default services start properly?
    • Watch for service-start failure messages during boot.
  6. Check the boot result:
    • If graphics hardware is present and the image is configured for a graphical user interface, does the system successfully boot to the GUI?
    • If no graphical hardware is present, does the system successfully boot to a login prompt? (Note: depending on the image, the login prompt may appear on a connected monitor or on a serial console)
  7. Are you able to download and install updates with yum, and if available the default graphical package manager?
    • Test this using the command: yum install sl and yum update (you may want to limit this to one package as updates can take a while depending on your media. eg - yum update bash)
    • Graphical user interfaces only: use the graphical package manager for your desktop (if applicable) to install zsh
  8. Is logging functional? It must provide at least basic local file-based logging of kernel messages, and allow other components to write log messages.
    • Test using the command: tail -f /var/log/messages
  9. Are you able to shutdown the system using standard console commands?
    • Test poweroff or halt or reboot or shutdown -h now
  10. If audio device support is present, does it work?
    • Test with: play /usr/share/sounds/alsa/*wav
  11. Are the final branded release notes from the Documentation team present on the installed media?
    • Check /usr/share/doc/HTML/fedora-release-notes. In a graphical user interface, look for a "Release Notes" menu entry.
  12. Graphical user interfaces only: Is it possible to run Firefox and a terminal application?
  13. Graphical user interfaces only is the default Fedora artwork used?
  14. Graphical user interfaces only: Are the desktop's panels working and fully functional?
  15. Graphical user interfaces only: Is media automatically detected when inserted?
    • Plug in a USB device or other removable media. Does the system automatically mount the device?
  16. Graphical user interfaces only: On graphical hardware - do offered mechanisms (if any) for shutting down, logging out and rebooting work?
    • Use the GUI to logout, reboot and shutdown the system.
  17. Graphical user interfaces only: Do all elements of the default panel (or equivalent) configuration in all release-blocking desktops function correctly in common use?
    • Does every button do what it is supposed to do?
    • Do GUI actions align correctly with the pointer position?
  18. Graphical user interfaces only: Menu sanity:
    • All Applications listed in the system menus (or equivalent) must have icons which have a consistent appearance and sufficiently high resolution to avoid appearing blurry
    • Do all applications listed under the Applications menu or category start successfully?
    • Do all applications listed under the Applications menu or category must withstand a basic functionality test and not crash after a few minutes of normal use. They must also have working Help and Help -> About menu items
    • Ensure no application appears more then once in the menus. In particular, items under System must not appear under Applications
  19. Graphical user interfaces only: Does Saving passwords in the desktop default keyring (if the desktop implements one), and retrieving passwords from the keyring work?
    • Create an ssh key: ssh-keygen # Use a passphrase
    • Copy the ssh key to a remote system: ssh-copy-id YourUserId@RemoteSystem # Enter password when prompted
    • Connect to the remote system: ssh YourUserId@RemoteSystem # You should be prompted for the passphrase. Select the checkbox marked "Unlock this key when I log in" (or similar wording)
    • Log out.
    • Log back in to the system.
    • Connect to the remote system again: ssh YourUserId@RemoteSystem # You should not be prompted for your passphrase.


Test Result Notes