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Re: Fwd: A black window pop out after I select a boot entry in grub2

From: Andrei Borzenkov
Subject: Re: Fwd: A black window pop out after I select a boot entry in grub2
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:54:22 +0300
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23.08.2016 03:44, Huangwei Fang пишет:
> Hi Andrei,
> Thanks for your response for my question. I would like to ask where to find
> patch that you mentioned in your reply.

It was long ago and I'm not sure whether this was patch or simply
transparent background, but it was combination of

You can also see why it was dropped in

> Also, I commented out all possible
> outputs to terminal, but I still see an empty black window popping out.
> Could you give me any idea about where to do not open terminal window in
> source code?

No :) It is just as mystery to me - I could not find where terminal
window gets displayed. Any pointers are welcome.

> Thank you very much.
> Thanks,
> Henry Fang
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Mat Troi <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 5:37 PM
> Subject: Fwd: A black window pop out after I select a boot entry in grub2
> To: address@hidden
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> From: *Andrei Borzenkov* <address@hidden>
> Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
> Subject: A black window pop out after I select a boot entry in grub2
> To: The development of GNU GRUB <address@hidden>
> On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 12:29 AM, Huangwei Fang <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> When I boot a system, system takes me to the grub screen to select a boot
>> entry. After I choose a boot entry, a black window pops out within the
>> colorful grub screen. In that window, it prints out the "Loading" boot
>> archive message and the progress. That black window gives the bad visual
>> part of booting a system. I was wondering how can I disable this black
>> window pop out. Does anyone know how to do it or can provide any help?
> This is terminal window (same you get when entering CLI) where
> messages from commands are displayed (do not forget that menu entry is
> simply list of commands, so you *are* entering CLI in a sense). There
> is no way to disable it. Several years ago openSUSE tried to make it
> transparent, effectively hiding it; patch was dropped although I'm
> still not sure if this was some fundamental grub problem or simply
> unfortunate theme design.
> If you are interested you could try it if it works for you.
> While completely removing it may be technically possible (do not open
> terminal window and add dummy output that does nothing) I'm not sure
> it is good idea. You want to see errors if booting fails. Actually you
> want to see where you are stuck as well - so I'd rather add more
> output (like marking end of initrd loading).
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