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Re: Rotated menu on EFI?

From: Michal Suchanek
Subject: Re: Rotated menu on EFI?
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 01:54:10 +0200

2009/7/28 Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko <address@hidden>:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 7:57 PM, Robert Millan<address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 10:03:50PM +0200, Michal Suchanek wrote:
>>> 2009/7/25 Robert Millan <address@hidden>:
>>> > On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 09:33:45PM +0200, Michal Suchanek wrote:
>>> >> Hello
>>> >>
>>> >> Is there some chance that the grub menu could be drawn rotated on
>>> >> graphical devices like the efi graphics interface?
>>> >
>>> > I'm not sure what you mean by rotation.  You mean that arrow keys
>>> > navigate back to the top when pressing "down" in the bottom?
>>> >
>>> No, I mean that the arrow keys work normally but the menu is drawn
>>> rotated to match the screen orientation.
>> As Vladimir points out, this can eventually work on EFI too, but EFI is
>> lagging behind when it comes to graphical support.  In any case, if we
>> really want to support rotation it should be generic.
> Yes. As about where to put it I would say to driver so it can be
> accelerated if it's possible. For non-accelerated targets rotation
> function will be in video_fb.mod

Unfortunately, with the code I have there is no place to put the
rotation other than the driver.

This would mean that every unaccelerated framebuffer driver would have
to duplicate it.

I will have a look at your driver split patch to see if it improves
the situation.



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