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This test case tests whether basic X initialization is successful with the Radeon video driver, with kernel mode setting enabled. You must be using a card supported by the Radeon video driver.

How to test

  1. Ensure the 'nomodeset' kernel parameter is not enabled in your bootloader configuration
  2. Ensure the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf does not exist, or is a known-good configuration file that uses the 'radeon' driver
  3. Shut your system down entirely, then start it up again
  4. If using the Test Day live CD, just boot from the live CD, ignoring the above steps
  5. If you have an r600 or r700 chipset card (Radeon HD 2xxx, HD 3xxx or HD 4xxx), add radeon.modeset=1 as a kernel parameter: in the live CD, hit any key when the 'automatic boot in X seconds' prompt appears, then hit tab to edit boot options
  6. Observe whether the system successfully reaches the graphical login screen

Expected Results

  1. The system should boot successfully to the normal graphical login screen, at the optimal resolution for your monitor, with no graphical artifacts (missing cursor, wrong colors etc). The boot process should be graphical and transition smoothly to the login screen