[KyOSS Discuss] Possible topic for next lug meeting

Barton Chittenden bartonski at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 21:56:35 EST 2012


This would be our next lug meeting on Wednesday, January 9.

On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 9:42 PM, Ben <bentonus at aol.com> wrote:

> Thank you Barton. When is this by the way?
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Dec 31, 2012, at 9:23 PM, Barton Chittenden <bartonski at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> 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:
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>> 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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>> *From:* kyoss-discuss-bounces at kyoss.org [
>> mailto:kyoss-discuss-bounces at kyoss.org <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<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:****
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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 <https://friendly.ubuntu.com/>.
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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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