A checklist for verifying that my computer works. For example, after a new install or an upgrade to a new operating system release. This is primarily aimed at a laptop, for now.

  • cold boot
  • log in from console using internal keyboard and mouse
  • log out, attach USB keyboard and mouse, re-login
  • enable wired network, do a search engine search, disable wired network
  • disable wired network, enable wireless network, do a search engine search, disable wired network, enable wired network
  • play music
  • play video file
  • play ripped DVD (directory structure)
  • play real DVD
  • insert USB stick, check that files are visible, unmount
  • attach external monitor, check that it works
  • suspend, resume
  • re-do all above checks