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What to test?

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on the Intel graphics card driver.

If you come to this page after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test with your graphics card and provide feedback.

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...

What's needed to test

How to test?

Update your machine

If you're running Fedora 37, make sure you have all the current updates for it installed, using the update manager. If you have any problems running the test, please also install these updated builds from Koji and re-test before reporting a failure:

  1. kernel-
  2. mesa-7.8.1-1.fc13
  3. xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.13.0-1.fc13

Or you can use a live image:

Live image

Optionally, you may download a non-destructive Fedora 37 live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Architecture SHA256SUM
i686 494a2b235086f9f42cfd62eebef67b5158185c473fd0ebb8d3f8e8a34c160171
x86_64 fa1de3c207f000ba6212b39692395e2af71a8e7322aac5cb4a92989c24decb33


Things to test, roughly in dependency order:

Perform each of the following test cases that you are able to with the resources available to you. Some of the tests depend on the others, so obviously if X fails to run with kernel mode setting for you, you will not be able meaningfully to test video playback or 3D application on top of KMS, for instance.

Miscellaneous notes:

  • A minimal test that modesetting is working is to remove rhgb from the command line and add 3 to boot into text mode. If KMS works, you should have a text mode with a lot more character cells than the standard 80x25 and it will be a little slower.
  • We're interested in tests on laptops with docking stations, so if you have one, try the tests with it connected.
  • Make sure rhgb is in your kernel boot line.

Report your results

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component xorg-x11-drv-intel. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Follow the instructions on this page to ensure you include sufficient information in the report. Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below, following the example results as a template. The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one, and the second should be a link to your Smolt hardware profile (see above for a link with instructions on submitting your hardware profile to Smolt). For each test case, if your system worked correctly, simply enter the word PASS. If you had trouble, enter the word FAIL, with a footnote indicator, and put a link to the bug report in the comments column (as in the example line). If you could not perform one test (for example, you cannot perform the more advanced tests because the basic one fails, or you cannot perform the multihead test as you have only one display), enter the word N/A. In the comments column, you can enter the model name and PCI device ID (vendor ID is usually 8086) of your card, if you know it - you can usually find this information in the output of the command lspci -nn.


User Smolt Profile Basic (KMS) Multi head DPMS DRI2/GLX Xv Fast user switch VT switch Suspend Compositing Comments
Sample user HW PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS FAIL [1] i945 (0641)
User:cschwangler HW PASS N/A PASS FAIL Bug 581424 PASS PASS PASS PASS i855GM
Xv and Fast User Switching tested without Compiz.
User:drepper HW FAIL Bug 572799 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A HD Graphics
I see something after I boot with nomodeset but then no X
User:qulogic HW FAIL [1] N/A PASS PASS PASS PASS FAIL[2] PASS Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML (27a2)
  1. Using 'rhbg' fails to transition from plymouth to GDM. GDM works if not using 'rhgb'. Seems like RHBZ #546721
  2. Returns to VT instead of X, then only window borders show up, and everything freezes. Unable to reproduce now, but I'll try again later.
User:bojan HW PASS N/A PASS FAIL [1] N/A N/A PASS FAIL [2] i945GM
See also kernel bug related to Intel graphics and hibernate/thaw: Kernel bug 13811.
  1. Artefacts left on the screen when using compiz RHBZ #570517, originally RHBZ #572772
  2. Long standing issue with hibernate/thaw RHBZ #537494. With F-13 it is impossible to thaw after hibernate RHBZ #572771, so one cannot really test
User:LLutz HW FAIL [1] PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (2a42, 2a43 (rev07))
  1. Same problem as qulogic. Seems like RHBZ #546721
User:ivancjimenez HW PASS N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 82G33/G31 [8086:29c2] (rev 02)
User:moixs HW PASS PASS PASS FAIL [1] PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
  1. Some redraw problems make it unusable in a real environment although the test is a PASS, filed under RHBZ #577142
User Smolt Profile Basic (KMS) Multi head DPMS DRI2/GLX Xv Fast user switch VT switch Suspend Compositing Comments