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Re: [PATCH] GRUB_GFXMODE_LINUX user variable

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: [PATCH] GRUB_GFXMODE_LINUX user variable
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 23:01:47 +0900
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On Wednesday 01 April 2009 22:05:57 Robert Millan wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 05:39:36PM +0900, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> > On Sunday 29 March 2009 11:31:29 Robert Millan wrote:
> > > This patch adds GRUB_GFXMODE_LINUX user variable to make it easy for
> > > users to set graphical mode before booting Linux.
> >
> > Is this really Linux-specific? It look somehow coincidental to me that
> > this is used only for Linux. If other operating systems, such as FreeBSD,
> > support that way of switching a video mode, I think you would want to
> > reuse the same variable.
> Agreed.  Also, perhaps we should define an env variable like gfxmode, so
> that loaders can switch mode themselves and "terminal_output gfxterm"
> doesn't have to be used.

Not bad. ;)

> I like the terms "payload" and "loadee" because they don't imply what we're
> loading is a kernel (Linux) or a standalone OS (invaders/memtest86).  How
> about using "gfxmode_payload=WIDTHxHEIGHT[xDEPTH]" ?

I am more used to Multiboot's terminology, so I prefer "OS Image".


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