Yes, you can use this format.
If you are planning to use an external monitor however, the equation will change. You will need to close the laptop lid and use a wired external keyboard too. This will necessitate 4 USB ports. A USB hub can be used to connect your keyboard and mouse, while the bootable image and webcam can be plugged directly in to the other two ports.
Hope this clarifies.
i have problems booting from the usb drive. I am able to boot from stick, choose "Start Red Hat Remote Exams", but afterwards it get stuck and just pixel failures are shown.
In basic graphics mode ("nomodeset") i get a black screen and with STRG-ALT-F6 i get a prompt.
Anyone have an idea?
I haven't seen this pixelated screen while testing. Do you get the same screen every time the live USB is booted?
We may have to investigate further to determine the cause if that is the case. Please raise a ticket here with your hardware details.
Could you also try booting the RE image on a different device and let me know how it goes.
i have checked another device (laptop) and it is running fine.
I will raise a ticket with hardware details, thank you!
Dear Chris. Some laptops have two graphics card. A discrete and integrated. The more powerful discrete card is mostly engaged when the computer runs on power cable while the integrated one is engaged when running on battery. Sometimes, you can enforce either of them in BIOS. It seems your issue is related to the grahics card. In case your laptop has both of them, you can consider changing the bios to the other one, if possible in your particular hardware.
Hi, Thanks for open this space.
My question is about the possible scenarios where the exam is considered a fault or potentially considered suspended.
And Thanks much all SMEs joined here to support this community, and replying all questions candidates have!
For connectivity, I am at 100Mbps speed. Bandwitdh and connectivity over wi-fi and RJ-45 cable is stable so far, I ran a ping test to google, red hat and some other sites for 5-6 hours and there was only 3% lost over wifi, and 4% lost when tested on cable.! (Considering all interferences due to apartment setup.)
(Sorry if this question is repetitive!) My question is during the exam, in case if connection drops for few seconds, and re-established, Will the connectivity from my laptop to RH be established automatically, or , Do I need to restart whole test again ?
Thanks in advance.
I would say it would depends on the network interruption, its duration, etc...
For your information, during a Remote Exam, my connection was interrupted for around 10 seconds. The Remote Exam environment presented me with a specific screen saying there is a network interruption, and it was attempting to reconnect. It did reconnect automatically, I was able to resume working on the 4 hours exam.
On another note, 4% loss over cable seems high. Have you considered using other type of RJ45 cables which can protect on some interferences? For example cat6 cables have more protection against crosstalk than cat5 cables. Just a thought.
Thanks Mod. I am planning to replace both cables, from modem to router, and from wifi router to laptop. I will go with CAT-6 for better connectivity. Thanks for the advise, on reconnetion. You are right, that depends on how long it was disconnected, and then if internet connection gets back to normal.
Afterall we try our best to continue connected with pre-planning such this, but it depends on the luck sometime :-)