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Re: Macbook, Efi, Display mode

From: Stefan Bienert
Subject: Re: Macbook, Efi, Display mode
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 15:00:51 +0200
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Michal Suchanek wrote:
> 2009/9/27 Stefan Bienert <address@hidden>:
>>>> - The menu is rather small, is it possible to expand the display to
>>>> 1280x800?
>>>> - Since I own a Macbook, I want my boot manager nice and shiny. How do I
>>>> set the looks? E.g. Background image? Couldn't find helpful info in the
>>>> manual-draft.
>>> If you use my repo, you can enable graphic mode for EFI, it even
>>> allows you to set a background image. Add these lines in grub.cfg:
>>> set gfxmode="0x0"
>>> loadfont /unifont.pf2
>>> terminal_output.gfxterm
>>> background_image /splash.png
>> So, my grub.cfg now contains:
>> set gfxmode="0x0"
>> search --set --file /boot/unifont.pf2
>> loadfont /boot/unifont.pf2
>> terminal_output.gfxterm
>> search --set --file /boot/splash.jpg
>> background_image /boot/splash.jpg
>> But this does not work. I also tried loading gfxterm in the
>> grub2-console. Even with insmod video, insmod efi_fb before.
>> If I cast terminal_output.gfxterm to the console, grub2 seems to hang.
> Guess it might be broken.
> Who has actually tested efi graphics, and on what hardware?
> Does it clear/reset graphics before it hangs? If not we could perhaps
> add some debug prints to find out what it is doing before the hang.

For me, the screen freezes, so graphics seem not to be cleared.

> I could perhaps try the efi graphics driver on some iMacs later
> this/next week (depending on the location where you are reading this).

That would be nice. I use Bean's repository.



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