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Test was successful with only one device attached - camera with built-in mic.
Could you please modify the Exam ISO and add the possibility to safely reboot computer without pressing reset or power button? I know that this should not have effect on exam environment but it would be nice to have such option.
I have bought and returned 2 affordable webcams , since the integrated microphone's with these always fail the RE Image's test. Since then I have ordered an affordable USB microphone to select as the Sound Input source, will this not be allowed. Decent webcams are being sold, when and if they become availble at exorbitant prices.
Hi @harjitsachar ,
Sorry to hear that you went to so much troubles with your hardware.
The webcam prices situation appears to be worldwide, it's the same around where I live, webcam prices were increased by more than 50% since the pandemic situation occured (on the model I checked).
I think we all have to be creative, is it possible, for example, that you borrow a webcam for someone? If you only need it during the exam, it seems a wiser choice.
In any case, many users have tried various webcam models, everyone is welcomed to share that information openly. Why not posting that on a dedicated topic in learn.redhat.com?
Also, if the integrated microphone test fails, I would suggest you share your feedback first on this forum, to give a chance for someone else to help you. Maybe there is a solution other than returning the hardware. Maybe it was simply the case of a configuration change.
.... to be creative ... why not to use a phone as an external webcam?
For example with a free app like DroidCam my phone is transformed in an excellent webcam.
The problem is that you need additional software installed on PC to use phone as webcam. And I suspect that exam ISO has no such software.
That is correct, it would be required software -and drivers-.
Anyway, the presence of the smartphone itself is not allowed. And yes, the exam ISO (or Remote Exam Live environment) most likely don't have that, on purpose.
I hope that clarifies,
Hi @AngeloRimoldi ,
We would have to be creative, respecting the rules and requirements...
Use of or access to the following items or any similar items within your workspace during the exam is prohibited:
That means that using a phone as an external webcam is not allowed.
Thanks for your revert. Would it be possible to get clarity, whether we can use a separate USB microphone, as this seems to be a major stumbling block for most cheap Webcams.
I am not able to boot off of the USB.
The ISO that I downloaded is called rhrexboot.iso, and its size is only about 1.2 or 1.3Gb. I was led to expect a size of over 4Gb? So this is a surprise.
When I attempt to boot my laptop (Lenovo P50 running RHEL 7.8), I can get into the boot menu and the USB is available to choose. But it won't boot off of it. I just wind up in a boot loop: F12, boot menu, choose the USB, hit enter, blank screen, F12, boot menu, choose the USB, hit enter, blank screen, over and over.
I also have an Intl NUK as a desktop running Ubuntu. On that machine, the USB is #1 in the boot order, so I don't have to do anything special, it tries to boot off the USB right away. I wind up at a grub prompt. If I enter boot, it says that there's no kernel loaded.
(This almost feels like part of the test! :-)
How do I resolve this? Is the 1.2 Gb ISO file that I have, the correct one? It's from the static dot RedHat dotcom downloads/training-certification site.
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