Re: testing a new PC
2009/10/9 Tzafrir Cohen <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I'll be getting a NEW PC next week. I'd like to test the hardware. A
> live CD/USB is naturally a simple way to do that. However: is there any
> existing package with a set of tests to save me time when doing so?
> If there both a command-line interface and a usable X11 interface it's
> even better.
> A quick search did not produce anything.
> * Sound
> - Try to play a sound
try playing a long playlist in vlc/mplayer It will most likely fail to
initialize sound for ~ every 5th file because ALSA sucks
> - Warn if volume is 0?
> * Video
> - Running X11 is a test of its own
try running (and using) Firefox for ~30min to see if the card locks up quickly
try glxinfo to see if there is acceleration
try running xscreensaver with all hacks installed and enabled for a
few days without blanking and make notes which lock up the most :->
> - On the console: some frame buffer program?
> - Not sure about Compoiz and co.
> * Scanner:
> - scanimage? xsane?
try memtest, cpuburn and copying ~20G data from a hardrive to
/dev/null and to /dev/null on a network server