[KyOSS Discuss] Possible topic for next lug meeting

Barton Chittenden bartonski at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 16:34:31 EST 2012

This is much closer to what I had in mind:


The phoronix test suite reports back to http://openbenchmarking.org/.

They also have their own live

On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Barton Chittenden <bartonski at gmail.com>wrote:

> Doing a little more research, it seems that there is a company which does
> generic linux hardware certification -- I think that this is more for OEM
> certification. They have a test suite for pre-certification (essentially
> saying "These are the things that we're going to test for, so go ahead and
> make sure that you have them right"). I glanced through these. The tests
> seem to be a lot more manual than the Ubuntu tests, which has its
> advantages and disadvantages -- I'm sure that their tests are more
> flexible, but the results will be less standardized.
> Here's the URL of their test suite:
> http://www.linuxtested.com/procedures.php
> On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 10:40 AM, alan blount <alan at zeroasterisk.com>wrote:
>> Like.
>> We an also make a training video to send out to encourage other groups.
>> Thanks
>> Alan
>> On Sunday, December 30, 2012, Liam Boyle wrote:
>>> I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 & 12.10 off USB for a while now.  They can
>>> be made as persistent USB installs, but you run into difficulty if you try
>>> and update the linux kernel on the USB.  I've been debating trying USB
>>> installs of TAILS or Backtrack to see if they have the same issue, but I
>>> need two more flash drives for that.
>>> On Dec 30, 2012 3:53 AM, "Barton Chittenden" <bartonski at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> Linux compatibility workshop -
>>> Ubuntu has a 'System Testing' application which queries the hardware in
>>> the usual ways (lspci, dmesg, etc), then runs a series of tests to make
>>> sure that audio, video, network, disk drives, card readers and so forth all
>>> work.
>>> After all of the tests run, the application bundles up the results in an
>>> XML file, and sends them back to Canonical; they add the results to Ubuntu
>>> Friendly <https://friendly.ubuntu.com/>.
>>> Here's my thought:
>>> Load Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop on to several thumb drives (might want to put
>>> 12.10 for Mac on one of them)
>>> Make sure that some of the peripherals which the System Testing app can
>>> test (e.g. external VGA and HDMI monitors, external speakers, microphones,
>>> USB thumb drives, SD/CF/MMC cards, PCMCIA cards) are available, then test
>>> all of the laptops we have available.
>>> I'm not at all stuck on Ubuntu -- I don't know if other distros have a
>>> similar testing app (or indeed how portable Ubuntu's app is). If there are
>>> live distros which provide similar testing, I think that we should try as
>>> many as we can.
>>> Also, it might be useful to compile a broader test suite -- to make sure
>>> that not only the OS and common hardware is supported, but also to make
>>> sure that as many other programs work correctly as we can muster.
>>> In general, I think that this is a great way of giving back to the Linux
>>> community; it's also a great way to make sure that, all of our hardware
>>> gets supported.
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