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Re: Non-graphical GRUB configuration

From: myglc2
Subject: Re: Non-graphical GRUB configuration
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:44:06 -0400
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On 04/05/2017 at 07:59 Leo Famulari writes:

> On Sun, Apr 02, 2017 at 05:06:20PM -0400, Leo Famulari wrote:
>> Based on the GRUB manual [0], how about this plan?
>> We'd add these fields to (grub-configuration): 
>> terminal-outputs: One or more symbols: console, serial, gfxterm,
>> ofconsole, vga_text. Default gfxterm.
>> terminal-inputs: One or more symbols: console, serial, ofconsole,
>> at_keyboard,usb_keyboard. Default unset.
>> If 'terminal-inputs' or 'serial-*' are unset, we do what we do now:
>> nothing. If 'terminal-outputs' is unset, we also do the same thing we
>> now, which is set it to gfxterm.
>> If any of them are set, we'd insert the corresponding text into the
>> generated grub.cfg.
>> If terminal-outputs does not include the symbol 'gfxterm', we'd disable
>> the "setup_gfxterm" function.
> Here's a WIP patch that I'd like some advice about. It does insert the
> relevant text into grub.cfg, although I recommend testing it in a
> virtual machine for now.
> Questions:
> 1) In general, is this approach okay?
> 2) I think that (grub-setup-io) should be used in
> (grub-configuration-file) instead of (eye-candy). But, when I try
> calling it there, in the builder, it has no effect on grub.cfg. Any
> suggestions for debugging this?

Hey Leo, As reported earlier, this works for me. IMO it is good to
go. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.

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