On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 14:58 +0200, Olivier Galibert wrote:
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 01:07:51PM -0400, Ray Strode wrote:
> 2) Hiding boot messages before gdm unless escape key is pressed. For
> graphics hardware that has drm modesetting, we'll be able to show some
> sort of pretty graphics, and for everyone else we'll show a very
> simple text mode progress.
Here we go again.
Are you going to wait for the escape key to be pressed or not for a
little while, or are we going to have to press just at the right time
between grub and modeswitch if we want to have a chance to check for
I hope it will always allow you to switch on the fly to the full log at
any time or it will be a problem in many cases.
Is there going to be an easy way (like there is with rhgb) to see
messages (including history) while booting, to check for problems too?
I hope so.
And, the usual rhetorical question, why so much people like the idea
of forcibly ensuring that the users won't learn anything, ever?
Users don't want to "learn", why should you FORCE users to
I personally like the option of *not* seeing ugly text messages at boot,
even if I perfectly understand what they mean and find them useful when
there is an error.
Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York