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bug #35754: Exiting of submenus when scrolling with multiterm (console and serial)

Submitted by:  Jordan Uggla <jordanu>
Submitted on:  Wed 07 Mar 2012 11:42:37 PM UTC  
Category: User InterfaceSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Software Error
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: 
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 
Release: Bazaar - trunkReproducibility: Every Time
Planned Release: 2.03+

Wed 07 Mar 2012 11:42:37 PM UTC, original submission:

When using both console and serial, with input via serial, if one tries to scroll quickly through a submenu using the down arrow key they will be brought back to the main menu as if escape had been pressed. The assumption is that somehow the escape sequence for "down arrow" on serial is being partially lost and instead interpreted as just escape.

Steps to reproduce as a bash script:


mkdir -p /tmp/overlay/boot/grub/

cat << "EOF" > /tmp/overlay/boot/grub/grub.cfg
terminal_output console serial
terminal_input console serial

submenu "Long submenu" {

for i in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20; do

menuentry "Menu entry #${i}" {

grub-mkrescue -o /tmp/test.iso /tmp/overlay/
kvm -serial stdio /tmp/test.iso

# Use the terminal window for input, rather than the qemu window,
# Select "Long submenu" then scroll to the bottom of the submenu

Jordan Uggla <jordanu>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun 05 Mar 2017 10:42:13 PM UTCphcoderPlanned Release2.02=>2.03+
    Wed 02 Mar 2016 02:17:27 PM UTCphcoderPlanned ReleaseNone=>2.02

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