Testing the beta

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Sun Apr 23 15:27:53 BST 2006

So we've got a beta version out there, and it's a fairly short time 
until the final release. A lot of laptop support code has gone into 
recent updates, so it would be really good if people could test things 
thoroughly and let us hammer out the last few bugs.

Good things to test:

1) Does suspend/resume to disk work? To RAM? Espresso will currently 
fail to write a resume file, so if you install via that please do

echo RESUME=/dev/whatever | sudo tee /etc/mkinitramfs/conf.d/resume

replacing /dev/whatever with the name of your swap partition. You'll 
then need to do 

sudo update-initramfs

and reboot.

2) Does X get configured correctly? We've had various machines which 
ended up running the vesa driver instead of the accelerated one, so 
please do check that.

3) SD slots are more likely to work now - if you do

lspci | grep 0805:

and get anything back, there's a good chance that it'll work. Testing 
that would be helpful. Memory stick, XD and other formats won't work, 
but sd and mmc ought to. Other devices probably still aren't supported, 
I'm afraid.

There should be a kernel update in the next few days that will fix up 
some more bugs, especially suspend/resume related to sata and bluetooth. 
Please do update to the very latest packages to check whether bugs have 
been fixed before reporting them, but also feel free to report anything 
you think may be a bug.

Good luck!
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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