View Full Version : Graphics Test Week April 13th to April 15th

11th April 2010, 04:50 PM
As racing has the Monaco GP, tennis has Wimbledon, and soccer has the World Cup, so the Test Day schedule has its crowning event: yes, it's Graphics Test Week again!

As with Fedora 12, we're smooshing all the graphics card Test Days into one week to save space on the schedule and make everything feel that much more momentous. So, Tuesday April 13th will be NVIDIA (nouveau) Test Day (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2010-04-13_Nouveau), Wednesday April 14th will be ATI/AMD (radeon) Test Day (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2010-04-14_Radeon), and Thursday April 15th will be Intel graphics Test Day (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2010-04-15_Intel). As always, we need your feedback to know where we're at for the Fedora 13 cycle and fix as many critical bugs ahead of release as we can. Again as always, it's not a disaster if you miss the day - you can do the testing before or after the day, and we'll still be able to use your results; the day is just when you can be sure someone will be around on IRC to help with the testing and discuss the results. And finally, again as always, there's no need to have an unstable Fedora installation to do the testing: you can use a live CD if you don't want to install Fedora 13 or Rawhide.

Significant changes to graphics support for Fedora 13 include very experimental 3D support for NVIDIA cards, and improvements to the still-experimental 3D support for recent AMD/ATI cards. Please do come out and help us with the testing this week! You can do all the testing just by following the Wiki instructions, but there will also be QA team members or developers present in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC throughout the day to help with the testing and discuss the results (and possibly even fix some of the bugs in real time). If you're not sure how to use IRC, read this page (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_use_IRC).

21st April 2010, 07:43 PM
I have F14/rawhide installed and running well but i am unable to start the F13 Beta install using the boot.iso or the kernel+initrd from grub. The display goes black at the launch of plymouth. Also nomodeset (and vesa driver also) doesn't work and gets me into textual install mode (starting X fails) where i cannot choose partition scheme so can't use that. Apart from that, the live iso seems to be fine except a few issues already in bugzilla.

21st April 2010, 08:45 PM
thanks for the report. It might be worth trying with a nightly live image in a few days; there's been some drm backports which may address that problem, in a new kernel build.

22nd April 2010, 10:45 AM
I just wanted to let you know the problem with the boot kernel from dvd, as it may have gone unnoticed since the live media worked well and i installed F13 beta using live iso from a usb. Only the painstakingly downloaded 3.5 GB dvd iso was wasted :) After installation F13 rocks

28th April 2010, 01:54 AM
Hum, that's odd, the graphics pipeline is the same in each case. Kind of sounds like the issue is somewhere else, but can't think where. Still, thanks for the report.

Thanks for everyone who came out for the Test Week - it was very well-attended and successful. I posted a recap on my blog (http://www.happyassassin.net/2010/04/20/graphics-test-week-recap/).