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Re: Macbook, Efi, Display mode

From: Michal Suchanek
Subject: Re: Macbook, Efi, Display mode
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 19:44:23 +0200

2009/10/4 Bean <address@hidden>:
> On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 1:27 AM, Stefan Bienert
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Bean wrote:
>>> On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 10:45 PM, Stefan Bienert
>>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> Peter Cros wrote:
>>>>> There is a grub.efi binary with the double buffering fix and menutest  
>>>>> from
>>>>> Bean here on apple mac subforum thread
>>>>> grub2 EFI boot loader internal/external booting post #1054
>>>> OK, I tried that, but only with little success.
>>>> I get a very distorted screen on boot. And iThis seems not to depend on
>>>> whether I pull in the 'menu' stuff mentiod in the ubuntuforum thread or
>>>> not. But at least the system stays in a bootable state and I get a sort
>>>> of graphical term ;-)
>>> Hi,
>>> What's your video card, intel or nvidia ?
>> Nvidia.
> Hi,
> I found a small bug that could be the cause, please try the latest
> code from menu branch. I also upload the binary file to ubuntu forum
> in case you don't want to compile it yourself.

For me gfxterm works on an iMac with Radeon X1600 card but I am not
sure what exact version I was running.

I forgot to load a font so the terminal only displayed question marks
at about 1cps but it certainly did display something.

It says grub 1.97~beta3 but that is somewhat imprecise in this case.



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