WeeklyProgram

X Proprietary Drivers Testing

Call For Testing

Call For Testing: nVIDIA graphic cards

Do you have a *nVIDIA* graphics card? Do you want to help
ensure users have a smooth experience if they choose to use the
proprietary drivers?

We are looking for committed volunteers to test nVIDIA and proprietary
drivers on a weekly basis. The goal of this testing is 
to catch regressions early in the cycle, and fix bugs before they 
reach a major audience.

If you want to be part of the team you will need:

 1. A computer with an nVIDIA (GeForce 6 or newer) graphics card
 2. A spare partition on that system
  * If you don't have a spare partition you can easily create one.
 3. One hour of your time per week
 4. An Internet connection

If you want to take part in this adventure, go to:
  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Testing/ProprietaryDrivers/Natty/WeeklyProgram
and follow the detailed instructions.

Thanks for helping making Ubuntu even better!

P.S. This project is to test the proprietary drivers. If you're 
interested in testing the free drivers, we don't need installation 
testing but help is always welcome. Check how at the Ubuntu X team
page [1].

[1] https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat

Setting Up Instructions

  1. Every tested system needs to have a spare partition, because the program involves fresh installations of Ubuntu. If you don't have a spare partition, you can create one following these instructions.

  2. I know some of you have several systems, but our tracker has some limitations that prevent to provide two results for the same account. To avoid creating too much trouble, just select one of your systems and test ALWAYS with that system. [1]

  3. You have to have an account in our tracking system. We are going to use it to generate data (it will be publicly available).
    1. Go to http://xorg.qa.ubuntu.com.

    2. Click on "Log In" and "Create New Account"
    3. Once you have activated your account, go to the "My profile" page.
    4. Under the field "PCI devices list:" paste the output of the command : 'lspci -v' . This is an important field, as we are going to use it to generate our reports. Please, fill it only with the graphics card model that you are testing with that tracker account.
    5. Under the field "Global hardware description" add the model that you are testing. Add any additional information to describe the hardware you are testing and not provided by lspci.
  4. Once you're done with the tracker, add yourself to the list of participants in this page.
  5. Once you have added yourself to the list of testers in this page, ask to be included in the Xorg Proprietary Drivers Testers team in Launchpad and subscribe to the mailing list once you've been approved.

  6. You're all set!

Testing Instructions

Every week, starting on March 14th (see Calendar), we will be starting a new testing cycle. The tests will appear in the tracker and everybody is free to submit their results any time during the week. The following Monday a new cycle will start, and results will be fresh again. If you miss a week, don't worry, you can keep testing the following week.

Most of the tests involves installing an updated ISO of Ubuntu Natty. Daily ISO images are found at cdimage.ubuntu.com. We advise that you download the images you expect to test ahead of time and use zsync to update them, as this will reduce the turn around time on testing.

For every image at cdimage.ubuntu.com there is a .zsync link that you can use with zsync to sync your images. I.e.:

zsync http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/natty-desktop-i386.iso.zsync

Every week, you will see the tracker (http://xorg.qa.ubuntu.com) reset. You need to click on your model to see the list of testcases:

model_natty.png

The list of testcases appear, with a summary on how many results have been reported:

list.png

To read the instructions on how to perform the testing, and report your result, click on any of them. The testcase view will show a form to report your result and a link to the testcase wiki, to guide you through the process:

testcase.png

To report bugs, follow the instructions at X/Reporting.

Calendar

Cycle Name

Starts

Ends

Week1

March 14th

March 20th

Week2

March 21st

March 27th

Week3

March 28th

April 3rd

Week4

April 4th

April 10th

Week5

April 11th

April 17th

Week6

April 18th

April 24th

Testers

Username (in the tracker)

Name

Launchpad ID

Model


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masterkarray

Garry Bhattal

Tsukeyomi90

nVidia 9600M GT


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strycore

Mathieu Comandon

strycore

NVidia 9600GT

chadadavis

Chad Davis

chadadavis

ATI Radeon HD 5600

chadadavis-mac

Chad Davis

chadadavis

nVidia GeForce GT 330M

dnewkirk

Daniel Newkirk

dnewkirk

Nvidia GTX480

yotux

Nathan Murray

yotux

Nvidia 8800 GTS

grantbdev

Grant Bourque

grantbdev

Nvidia GTX 260

Vadim P.

Vadim Peretokin

vperetokin

GeForce 8600M GT

GuxFito

Gustavo Gomez

gux-adolfo-gomez

Nvidia NVS 3100M

angularsofty

Cedric Wiens

angularsofty

GeForce 8200M G

themiwi

Michael Wild

themiwi

Nvidia NVS 3100M

PhotonX

Michael Kogan

michael-kogan

Nvidia 7600GT

eshwar

Eshwar Andhavarapu

eshwar.andhavarapu

Nvidia Geforce GT330M

francoism

François Michonneau

francois-michonneau

nVidia GT218

soeb

Stanisław Gackowski

soeb

NVidia 9600 GT

earthmeLon

Daryl Tucker

earthmeLon

nVidia 330m GT

tinche

Tin Tvrtković

tinchester

nVidia Quadro 320M

ramon.rocha

Ramón Rocha

ramon.rocha

GeForce 8800 GTS

ofir_k

Ofir Klinger

klinger-ofir

nVidia 9800 GT

cmyrland

Carl A. Myrland

carl-rahien

nVidia GeForce 9600 GT

Geert Jan

Geert Jan Alsem

gj-alsem

nVidia GeForce 9500 GT

aosthus

Anders Østhus

aosthus

nVidia GeForce GTX 470

tobsco

Toby Scott

tobsco

GeForce 9400 GT

kitano

Daniel Feely

kitano

GeForce 8600 GTS

Sheerio

Jason Luu

jasonluu12

GeForce 9800 GT

smag

Lorenzo Albano

stefanore28

GeForce G105M

patlkli

Patrick Geltinger

patlkli

nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti

unit3

Graeme Humphries

unit3

nVidia GeForce 9800 GT

hbjastad

Havard Bjastad

hbjastad

nVidia GeForce GT 325M

caseyatherton

Casey Atherton

caseyatherton

nVidia Quadro NVS 140M

optln

Mustafa Korkmaz

optln

nVidia 9800 GT

henry

Henry Tang

henryykt

nVidia GeForce 9200M GS

deviser

Stefan Stefanov

deviserbg

nVidia GeForce 9500 GT

peepingtom

Tom Gelinas

tomgelinas

Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100m (without Optimus)

shanevolpe

Shane Volpe

shanevolpe

Nvidia NVS 3100M (switchable)

vegancorr

Marius Vasilescu

vegancorr

nVidia G86 [GeForce 8400M GS]

requist

Remco Brenninkmeijer

requist1

nVidia GTX460 [GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI]

walkerstreet

Daniel Bonner

dbonner

nVidia GeForce GT 330M in Sony Vaio Z119GS Notebook

mthome

Michael Thome

mthome

nVidia GeForce GTX 285

jeleinweber

James Leinweber

jeleinweber

nVidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

nperry

Neil Perry

nperry

nVidia GeForce 8600 GT

FAQ

Can I install [K,X]ubuntu instead?

For the moment we are only interested in Ubuntu results, sorry.

Desktop or Alternate? i386 or amd64?

As you wish, the more different configurations, the merrier.


Footnotes:

  1. If you really, really want to test all your systems, you will need to create one account per system to avoid messing up the data (1)

X/Testing/ProprietaryDrivers/Natty/WeeklyProgram (last edited 2011-05-05 13:57:57 by masterkarray)