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AdamW
6th September 2011, 08:13 AM
Sorry for the short notice everyone, but this week is Graphics Test Week again. It's time to make sure the major graphics drivers are in shape for Fedora 16. Tomorrow, 2011-09-06, is Nouveau Test Day (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2011-09-06_Nouveau). Wednesday, 2011-09-07, is Radeon Test Day (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2011-09-07_Radeon). And Thursday, 2011-09-08, is Intel graphics Test Day (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2011-09-08_Intel). All the events take place in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC.

As always, the more testing we can get, the better. Fedora graphics developers and QA team members will be on hand to help with testing and debugging. If you've been to a graphics Test Day before it would be great to check in and see if any bugs you hit have been resolved, or if things are still working well. If you've never done one before, please come along and add your hardware to the repertoire!

The testing is easy and there are full instructions on the wiki pages. You don't need a Fedora account to do the testing or to file the results, but you will need a Bugzilla account to file bugs.

If you can't make the day for your graphics card, don't worry - you can come along on either of the other days too, or do the testing later and add your results to the wiki page. Even filed 'late' they will still be useful!

To join in, just visit the page for your graphics card and follow the test instructions, then add your results to the table at the bottom of the page - there are instructions on how to do it. You can join #fedora-test-day to chat with the QA team and the developers.

Please come along and help us make sure Fedora 16's graphics experience is second to none!

salemeni
6th September 2011, 01:40 PM
I will test it.

java swing (http://www.java-forums.org/blogs/java-swing/)

DBelton
6th September 2011, 02:21 PM
I would test, but haven't been able to get my system updated in nearly a week now. There have been broken dependencies and problems with Gnome. (something about some libs that evolution data server is trying to replace)

If I update and skip the broken updates, then Gnome won't start due to GDM and Gnome having a conflict.

hemantnavarkar
3rd October 2011, 10:51 PM
yes sir,i really please to test the new graphics of fedora15.

beaker_
4th October 2011, 01:39 AM
Is it safe to assume older cards supported by the radeon driver, like an rs480 (xpress 200m) for ex., haven't seen any loving? Too old i.e.,

AdamW
5th October 2011, 05:22 AM
beaker: xpress 200m has won the prize for 'worst engineered graphics card' at an easy trot for the last five years running - it's a horrible piece of hardware and the radeon driver developers more or less decided their official support policy for it was to mail five bucks for a better graphics card to everyone who has one. =) In general there certainly are updates in the drivers for old hardware, but it is true that newer hardware tends to see a faster pace of development. It's always worth checking out the live image of the latest release to see if any bugs you had have been fixed, though - it's easy and free, after all.

beaker_
8th October 2011, 08:42 PM
Hahaha... yeah that sounds about right. But I see nothing by way of canada post and I could use that $5. Actually could they make it $45? It's a long weekend.