Checkbox is a flexible test automation software. It’s the main tool used in Ubuntu Certification program.

You can use checkbox without any modification to check if your system is behaving correctly or you can develop your own set of tests to check your needs. See Checkbox tutorials for details.


Documentation is under development. Some things are wrong, inaccurate or describe development goals rather than current state.


Checkbox can be installed from a PPA (recommended) or pypi on Ubuntu Precise (12.04) or newer.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hardware-certification/public && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install checkbox-ng

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