Contribute at the Fedora Linux Test Week for Kernel 6.1

Kernel 6.5 and Toolbx

The kernel team is working on final integration for Linux kernel 6.1. This version was just recently released, and will arrive soon in Fedora Linux. As a result, the Fedora Linux kernel and QA teams have organized a test week from Tuesday, Jan 03, 2023 to Sunday, Jan 07, 2023. Refer to the wiki page for links to the test images you’ll need to participate. Continue reading for details.

How does a test week work?

A test week is an event where anyone can help make sure changes in Fedora Linux 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 days of the event, please do some testing and report your results. We have a document which provides all the necessary steps.

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

Fedora Project community

6 Comments

  1. Chinnajee Rao

    I am very eager to know that

  2. laolux

    Don’t be discouraged if your test results don’t get uploaded even though you supplied your Fedora Account System (FAS) credentials. When the

    runtests.sh

    script asks you for your

    FAS password

    , you need to enter

    password

    +

    OTP code

    if you have set up two factor authentication via OTP code. Hope this trick can help someone else who is stuck at contributing and cannot reach anyone in IRC or other channels.

  3. thiago

    my fedora 37 is working normally with the 6.1.3 kernel

  4. Luna bittin Jernberg

    Sorry won’t be able to help out this week as i promised on Matrix,
    have too much other stuff going on this week as i am starting a new
    job next week and have not been feeling the best and have low energy
    maybe next time sorry for not keeping my promise

  5. Bent

    Currently installing the test Kernel 6.1.2. Thanks for the well written wiki article!

  6. Matthew Phillips

    It looks like 6.1.5 was released yesterday and the regular update channel is still on 6.0.18. I kind of want to stay on the test channel since nothing was broken when I tested on 6.1.3!

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