Fedora 11 NVIDIA / nouveau test day on Thursday

It's nearly time for the big one!

Thursday is the NVIDIA / nouveau Test Day for Fedora 11. The nouveau driver is replacing the older nv driver for NVIDIA cards in Fedora 11, and we need widespread testing to make sure it works properly on as many cards as possible. We're doing everything we can to make this test day really easy to join in: a live CD with the latest nouveau code will be available for both i586 and x86-64 architectures, and there's a simple set of just three (plus one optional) test cases to run. All you need is a computer with an NVIDIA graphics card.

So, if you have an NVIDIA card and half an hour to spare, please visit the wiki page, download the live CD (when it's available, it's not up quite yet), run through the test cases and report your results. If you're free on Thursday, join #fedora-qa on IRC to discuss your testing in real time with other testers, the nouveau maintainer Ben Skeggs, and the Fedora QA team, who'll be on hand to help with any problems. See this page if you don't know how to use IRC. We really need as much testing as possible on this one! Even if you use another distribution (hi, Mandriva readers!) you can use the live CD to test, and the results will ultimately benefit your distribution too, because all distributions are likely to switch to the nouveau driver in the future, and all Fedora's work on the driver is of course contributed upstream (in fact, Ben is one of the leading upstream developers of nouveau). Thanks a lot, everyone.


pnunn wrote on 2009-03-24 23:30:
Hi Adam, one of you Mandriva users here.. just wondering when the images will be there. I have tried all day so far to get the link to work on the wiki and it continues to come up with an unavailable page (404 page could not be found). Any ideas? Peter.
adamw wrote on 2009-03-24 23:55:
Well, we're mostly just aiming to have them up for Thursday, so don't try every 10 minutes :). Probably be up tomorrow sometime. I'm waiting on a co-worker uploading them. It'll probably be tomorrow (US time) now.
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