Contribute at the Fedora Linux Test Week for Kernel 6.4

a11y test week

The kernel team is working on final integration for Linux kernel 6.4. 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 Sunday, July 09, 2023 to Sunday, July 16, 2023. The wiki page in this article contains links to the test images you’ll need to participate. Please continue reading for details.

How does a test week work?

A test week is an event where anyone can help ensure 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 one of the test days.

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13 Comments

  1. simmon

    Ok. Happy testing Day!

  2. Leslie Satenstein

    Bizzare,
    When I clicked on the DL links from the current post, it gave me iso’s dated last week (0701).
    I went directly to the https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/compose/rawhide
    to retrieve the current versions­.
    I am happy to see Everything.iso at 719meg (from 713 of last week).

  3. Antony

    I hope this kernel update will improve the balance of performance and power saving on amd zen3+.

  4. The result of the kernel test was fine, but several problems were revealed afterwards:
    – slow startup of workstation
    – login takes several minutes
    – conky keeps freezing

  5. Leslie Satenstein

    Not yet ready for testing. I had to switch to xorg interface in lieu of the default file system

  6. When RT kerenl flavor of default Fedora Workstation?

  7. Pawel

    Works fine since 6.4.0. Of course I’m using custom de bloated config.

  8. Leslie Satenstein

    I am testing, using the Everything.iso. I am having an issue with all iso versions beginning July 1, 2023.
    After installing workstation, using the Everything.iso, I am unable to obtain the gnome menu, or enter terminal mode.
    HOWEVER
    Switching to xorg interface, I am able to enter gnome, and use F39 workstation.
    Further, on logout and relog using wayland, gnome appears, but terminal mode and others appear multiple times when it should be once.
    xorg interface works.

    I prefer to post here, as there are fewer obstacles to posting my experience, when compared to the given indicated link.

  9. James Montgomery

    Only suggestion: Allow user to view content prior to submission.
    I was hesitant to participate when I ran in isolation and found the process did not provide the opportunity for the tester to review the data prior to submission to Fedora. Making this optional would assuage the fears of security conscience individuals 😉

  10. What is Fedora Magazine and what is its purpose?

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