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
Is there going to be an easy way (like there is with rhgb) to see the
messages (including history) while booting, to check for problems too?
And, the usual rhetorical question, why so much people like the idea
of forcibly ensuring that the users won't learn anything, ever?
[user@host ~]$ ls -l /var/log/boot.log
-rw------- 1 root root 0 2008-05-11 04:31 /var/log/boot.log
Why don't we start making use of boot.log... If the regular output is hidden, then
just redirect it to boot.log and if something does happen to go wrong, we can have
a notification in the GUI like we do for gnome-power-manager now.