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Re: Bug#575252: grub-pc: black frame around the background image

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Bug#575252: grub-pc: black frame around the background image
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 22:33:24 +0200
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On 07/06/2010 07:19 PM, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 03:23:20PM +0100, Francesco Muzio wrote:
>> The last uploaded version of grub2 behaves bad with any resolution allowed 
>> by vbeinfo
>> The default background image 
>> /usr/share/images/desktop-base/moreblue-orbit-grub.png
>> isn't showed in fullscreen but there is a black frame around the grub menu
> (grub-devel: This was originally filed at
> Yes, I see the same thing.  This is because grub_gfxterm_fullscreen
> hardcodes a 10-pixel border around the edge of the screen.  If the
> background is just plain black, then this is fine, but it's not very
> helpful with a background image which tends to be designed for the full
> screen size.
> Of course designers *could* design for the full screen size minus 10
> pixels all round, but it seems a rather odd requirement to place on
> them; the 10-pixel border should essentially be so that text isn't drawn
> too close to the edge of the screen, not so much to restrict the
> background image.  And, if you're arranging for the background image to
> stay on the screen and transition relatively smoothly into an OS splash
> screen, then the border looks actively weird: see
> around 0:13
> for an example, as Plymouth repaints the whole background image without
> the black border.
> What's the best way to fix this?  Perhaps the background_image command
> should disregard the border?
The clean way would be to show image on the whole screen. It would
require some code restructuring. It's just not high enough on the list
of my priorities but I'll gladly accept the patch

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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