Graphics Test

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There are two ways to reach the graphics test tool for your system. This tool will test the video capabilities of your system (depending on your CPU and graphic card). The first way to test your graphic system si from LinuxMCE installer. One of the last steps of the installation will ask you about what UI you want on your system. There, you have two buttons. One of them, Read Online Documenation will open this wiki web page. The second button, Run Graphical Test Application will open the graphical test tool. For testing, the tool will need the Xine player which will be downloaded and installed automatically. Then, you can run the test. Here is a screenshot with what you should get when you reach that step in LinuxMCE installation:


Pressing the specific keys (c, m, F11) on your keyboard will test video capabilities like composite (c key), masking (m key), composite or masking in full screen (F11) or c and m keys for composite and masking in the same time.

The other way to run the graphics test tool is from Linux MCE Launch Manager. In the following lines, you'll see every test, how it should look (using a Nvidia card). Please remember that the same tests images and keys combinations are applied also to the first way of running the test tool.

1. This is the initial display of Linux MCE Launch Manager. Choose an UI type and then Start UI diagnostic tool to test the video capabilities of your system.


2. The next image will show you the Composite capabilities of your graphic system.


3. This image will test the Masking capabilities of the graphical system, which is used by LinuxMCE interface.


4. This is how it should look when you are using masking and composite in the same time. The test will show if the system can run successfully Linux MCE interface


5. Any of the tests can be run also in full screen. This picture shows one of the tests in action.

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