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 * Check ["Testing/Kubuntu/Current"] for the current Test CDs.
 * If you are testing the Daily CDs or DVDs, use the ''rsync'' application to speed up your download ( ''Rsync'' is able to download only the changes in the binary file, it doesn't have to download the file all over again.)
  Example: rsync -vPz rsync:// ./
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=== Basic Routine === === Common Tasks ===

Thanks a lot for taking part in the testing. You make Kubuntu better and you help us to keep track of the necessary changes.

["Testing/Kubuntu/Current"] gives an overview over the most current CD, who did testing on it, which installation methods were covered and which bugs are already known.

Getting the Test CDs

  • Check ["Testing/Kubuntu/Current"] for the current Test CDs.
  • If you are testing the Daily CDs or DVDs, use the rsync application to speed up your download ( Rsync is able to download only the changes in the binary file, it doesn't have to download the file all over again.)

    • Example: rsync -vPz rsync:// ./

Checking the Test Routines

Common Tasks

This is a short version of the test plan. It should take you just some minutes to go through all the tests.

  • (0. Install the system - see [:Testing/Kubuntu/Current]. )
  • Boot the system
    • Confirm proper graphical progress display and login screen presentation
  • Log in with default session
    • is the resolution as you expected? (Check in System Settings -> Display)

    • Note login sound, if equipped with appropriate hardware
  • Launch the applications from the panel icons, confirm successful startup; in Konqueror click on "About Kubuntu" and "Kubuntu Desktop Guide" and confirm they're there.
  • Load in Konqueror
    • Is the keyboard layout as you expected?
  • Open the Examples folder (System->Home->Examples, or on the desktop CD just Examples on the desktop)

    • copy an OpenOffice Text Document (an .odt, .rtf or .doc file) onto the desktop

    • open it
    • change some bits of the text
    • does spell check work?
    • save it
  • Launch Help from Writer
  • If you have one, plug in a USB drive and check that the popup window lets you mount it
  • K-Menu->System->Adept Manager:

    • Confirm that privilege escalation by password (kdesu) works as expected
    • Add universe.
  • Log out, shutdown/reboot
    • Confirm proper graphical progress display and reboot/shutdown functionality
  • Common Problems ( these features are likely to break ) 10.1

Long Routine

This is the long version of the test plan. It will take you a bit more time, but some steps probably won't apply to your environment. You can safely skip them.

  1. If you are sure that 3D acceleration works on your box, open up glxgears and test it.
  2. If you're convinced that CPU frequency scaling should work, add the CPU frequency scaling applet to your panel and make sure it works.
  3. If you usually connect only using one of these methods and have access to another one, can you try if another one works too?
    • DSL installation
    • More than one device
    • Modem/ISDN
  4. To test the network, start K Menu->System->Adept Manager and:

    • Attempt update from Adept Manager, confirm success.
    • Check if the Universe repository is enabled, if not - enable it.
    • Attempt installing $PACKAGE from universe, confirm success.
  5. If you have access to a Samba or NFS share, try to use it.
    • Browse the network
    • Copy a file over
    • Download it
    • Remove it again
  6. If you have a DVD drive, put in a DVD and see what it contains.
  7. If you happen to own a CD burner, try burning a CD.
  8. Using the mail application (try both POP and IMAP if possible):
    • Retrieve your mail.
    • Setup an account in the application's preferences.
    • Send an email to that account.
    • Retrieve it again.
  9. Using the Groupware application, add a task, a calendar entry, and a contact.
  10. Does Localization work?
    • Install Kubuntu.
    • Install Kubuntu using English as the default keyboard layout and language.
    • Add a right-to-left language, and test correct output, menus, etc.
    • Add a western European language, and test correct output, menus, etc.
  11. Add a new user:
    • Login as different user.
    • Log back in as the initial user.
    • Remove the new user.
  12. Test a printer:
    • Plug in your printer and run K Menu->System Settings->Printers. If it doesn't show up, add it to the list.

    • If printer is listed, try to print a test page.
    • If you happen to have a network printer, add it by running K Menu->System Settings->Printers and do a test print.

  13. If you are testing a laptop, repeat the following steps, one time for an open source graphics driver, and one if you also have a device that's supported only with a proprietary driver:
    1. Put your machine to sleep , and then wake it back up. Does it come back?
    2. Try to hibernate, and then try to restore from that. Does it work?
      • Click on hibernate in K Menu->Log Out

      • The machine should power off after a time. If it doesn't, or if your session isn't restored after pressing the power button, then it has failed.
    3. Set up your machine to go to sleep after a short period of time. Does it fall asleep after that time?
    4. Set up your machine to hibernate after a short period of time. Does it hibernate after that time has passed?
  14. DVD, CD (burning)
    • If not already done, download the Kubuntu Live CD ISO from
    • Burn it to a CD
    • Does the CD work alright? Confirm.
  15. If any one of the applications you used during the tests has a 'Help->Get help online' menu option, please check if it works.

  16. CD/DVD/ZIP drive: put a CD, DVD or ZIP disk in your computer, and see if it auto-mounts.
  17. If you have a Windows partition, try to access it.
  18. Digital Camera
    • Take a photo.
    • Plug the camera into your computer and import a photo from it.
  19. iPod
    • Plug the iPod in.
    • Try to access it
  20. If you have a bluetooth phone and your computer has this functionality too:
    • Send a file from your phone to your computer
    • Send a file from your computer to your phone
  21. Try to scan a page with a scanner.
  22. Navigate to the Examples folder and see how these files work
    • PDF
    • Pictures
    • MP3, Ogg
    • Movies
    • OpenOffice documents

    • .zip files.
  23. if you have an AudioCD at hand, try playing it.
  24. 'grep -r' for your password in /var/log/installer/ and /var/cache/debconf/; make sure it does not appear. (This is to ensure that [ bug #34606] does not recur.); be careful on a live system though since this command will land in your bash history.

Reporting Bugs

Please file bugs at [ Malone], you may link to them in one of the sections below.

If you find something not working as expected, please file a bug at - if you do so, please include the following information:

  • the package this issue is related to (if you can specify) and its version

  • name the version of Kubuntu you use:
    • either the name of the release (if it was a released CD)
    • the day of the daily release you tried
  • the architecture you use (Intel, AMD64, PowerPC)

  • what you exactly tried to do
  • if it used to work, please try to state as exactly as you can, when it last worked
  • ["DebuggingProcedures"] will tell you, which information to include.

If you need more help on filing the bug, might have the answer.

Testing/Kubuntu/Introduction (last edited 2014-02-28 10:30:52 by valorie-zimmerman)