Contribute at the Fedora Linux 36 Test Week for Kernel 5.16

Fedora 36 Test Days

The kernel team is working on final integration for kernel 5.16. This version was just recently released, and will arrive soon in Fedora. As a result, the Fedora kernel and QA teams have organized a test week from Sunday, January 23, 2022 through Sunday, January 29, 2022. Refer to the wiki page for links to the test images you’ll need to participate. Read below for details.

How does a test week work?

A test week is an event where anyone can help make sure changes in Fedora work well in an upcoming release. Fedora community members often participate, and the public is welcome at these events. If you’ve never contributed before, this is a perfect way to get started.

To contribute, you only need to be able to do the following things:

  • Download test materials, which include some large files
  • Read and follow directions step by step

The wiki page for the kernel test day has a lot of good information on what and how to test. After you’ve done some testing, you can log your results in the test day web application. If you’re available on or around the day of the event, please do some testing and report your results. We have a document which provides all the steps written.

Happy testing, and we hope to see you on test day.

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11 Comments

  1. Surya Anggraito

    I’ve just enjoy the convenience of using Fedora 35, Fedora 36 is coming soon. Hopefully it’s even more convenient to use to help me complete my daily work.

    • kityr

      It’ll definitely be prettier since GNOME 42 should probably introduce libadwaita and design changes

  2. Mr Leslie

    I already started testing as of this AM using the Everything ISO with Gnome.
    I will post my findings / annoyances beginning the 23rd.

  3. Norbert J.

    There seems to be something wrong with the kerneltest iso. It lacks vfat and hfsplus partitions and boots only in legacy mode.

    • Mark Pearson

      Ah – that would explain it. None of the HW I have access to has legacy mode and I couldn’t get the image booting which was a shame. Hopefully we can get an updated image.

      • Mark Pearson

        There’s a new image up now (kerneltest-5.16.2-respin.iso). This one is working for me.
        Thanks devs!

  4. Anonino

    Does the test image change every day? If so, is there any point in running subsequent days’ tests if the first set passes?

    • AFAIK the test image is updated for each bugfix release of the newest stable kernel released during the test week so it could be useful to test the new image if / when there is an update.

  5. Luna bittin Jernberg

    I am helping out 🙂

  6. Chucho Linux

    I have problems with Driver Nvidia not work
    NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 510.39.01 , only work good with kernel 5.15.16-200.fc35.x86_64.

  7. Red1

    Hi
    After install the F36 beta , I’ve tried to finish my working Desktop by installing vlc but this was not possible even after installing the repository.
    and the most upsetting was the update beta F36 with 5.17.0 kernel and just no Desktop nothing more than having the mouse working and hanging with nothing working than poweroff.

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