[KyOSS Discuss] Possible topic for next lug meeting

Ben bentonus at aol.com
Mon Dec 31 21:42:04 EST 2012


Thank you Barton. When is this by the way?

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 31, 2012, at 9:23 PM, Barton Chittenden <bartonski at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ben,
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> 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.
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> 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..
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>> 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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>>> From: kyoss-discuss-bounces at kyoss.org [mailto:kyoss-discuss-bounces at kyoss.org] 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.
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>>> On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Barton Chittenden <bartonski at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> 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:
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>>> 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 -
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>>> 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.
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>>> 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.
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>>> Here's my thought:
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>>> Load Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop on to several thumb drives (might want to put 12.10 for Mac on one of them)
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>>> 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.
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>>> 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.
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>>> 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.
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>>> 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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