[KyOSS Discuss] Possible topic for next lug meeting

Barton Chittenden bartonski at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 21:23:11 EST 2012


Ben,

Your demo would be a good lead-in to the system testing tool -- once you're
done with the demo, we could run the tool on Ubuntu 12.10 inside the
virtual box.


On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Ben <bentonus at aol.com> wrote:

> I'd like to include a demo of Ubuntu 12.10 using mate desktop in
> virtualbox. That maybe a good topic too..
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Dec 31, 2012, at 8:29 AM, "David L. King" <king.david.lee at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> Would we like to host a “Test-a-thon” or sorts? Convince people to bring
> in their old and new laptops, that we may test them? We could also bring
> any components we had lying around, stick them together, then test those
> (and subsequently take back our treasured pieces of hardware, whatever they
> may be). ****
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> Where does Ubuntu (Canonical) store all that info? Does that also go to
> http://openbenchmarking.org?****
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> Best,****
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> --David****
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> *On Behalf Of *Barton Chittenden
> *Sent:* Sunday, December 30, 2012 4:35 PM
> *To:* The Kentucky Open Source Society Discussion List
> *Subject:* Re: [KyOSS Discuss] Possible topic for next lug meeting****
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> This is much closer to what I had in mind:****
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> http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/?k=features****
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> The phoronix test suite reports back to http://openbenchmarking.org/.****
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> They also have their own live distro<http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/?k=pts_desktop_live>
> .****
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> 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.****
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> Here's the URL of their test suite:****
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> http://www.linuxtested.com/procedures.php****
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> On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 10:40 AM, alan blount <alan at zeroasterisk.com>
> wrote:****
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> Like. ****
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> We an also make a training video to send out to encourage other groups. **
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> Thanks****
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> Alan****
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> 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.****
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> On Dec 30, 2012 3:53 AM, "Barton Chittenden" <bartonski at gmail.com> wrote:*
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> 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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