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Old 01-31-2012, 01:50 AM   #1
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Question Has anyone used the system testing in Ubuntu?


This is not an earth shattering question. When I click System then Administration down away is 'System Testing' I have not bothered with it, yet I am kind of curious as to how to use it, if I had a need to do so? Then what do you do with the information you've gathered? Like I said just curious, TIA
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:15 AM   #2
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The launcher 'System Testing' has the name "checkbox-gtk.desktop"

The command is '/usr/bin/checkbox-gtk'
http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/checkbox-gtk
Quote :
"This project provides an extensible interface for system testing.
The results can then be sent to Launchpad.
This package provides a GTK interface for answering tests."

http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/...x-gtk/filelist

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Old 01-31-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the Info, this launchpad, is it something you have to sign in to or can one avail themselves of its services without signing in?
 
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Launchpad : Probably this one ...

https://launchpad.net/
 
Old 01-31-2012, 10:35 PM   #5
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You should have a launchpad acount if you use Ubuntu. This is where you report bugs.

Ubuntu has some sort of unified login for their various different sites. Someone else can explain that our you could check the Ubuntu documentation. It was brought in as I was leaving so I don't know jack.

Launchpad is easy to get an account on you just need to give them an email address and a password.
 
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System Testing is good for beginners who don't know their way around a problem or how to check for things to fix it. It isn't a complete test, or at least it wasn't back in 11.04 when I moved permanently to Debian, but it is a start and can gather some basic info about the system being tested and how it responds to certain things. There are other pieces of info though that are also helpful.

Launchpad is about the only decent thing in the entire Ubuntu structure that I like. Problem is there is so much info being put in there that only critical bugs really get looked at so you end up with bugs that are years old and never get fixed. If you don't believe me take a look at my launchpad profile and see a bug I reported back in the days of Gutsy (7.10) that was never resolved. Morale to this story is Launchpad has alot of merit BUT there is way to much there now for it to really be a useful tool. It's like the old dilemma, you can be a jack of all trades but a master of none or you can specialise. Launchpad should have specialised as a BTS.
 
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