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bug #39682: Terminal size is limited to 255x255.

Submitted by:  John Audia <graysky>
Submitted on:  Sat Aug 3 18:12:49 2013  
Category: User InterfaceSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Software Error
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: 
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 
Release: otherReproducibility: Every Time
Planned Release: None

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Sun Nov 3 23:40:47 2013, comment #7:

I forgot to commit second part of said patch. Fixed now.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Sun Oct 27 14:46:04 2013, comment #6:

I think so... here is what I did:

1) I used the distro's PKGBUILD[1] and substituted the commit you created (_GRUB_GIT_COMMIT="e89c2d48a991590c18c28ac867ccda67d4425187") for the current version in the PKGBUILD (_GRUB_GIT_COMMIT="bca274b45597725f21f77a773087b62a2922eb2b").
2) Build and installed the package.
3) Mount /boot/efi
4) grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=arch --recheck --debug
5) grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

1. https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk?h=packages/grub

John Audia <graysky>
Sun Oct 27 14:11:32 2013, comment #5:

Are you sure that you installed it?

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Sun Oct 27 12:37:35 2013, comment #4:

I build this from git commit e89c2d48a991590c18c28ac867ccda67d4425187 but the original bug as I described it is still present.

John Audia <graysky>
Sat Oct 19 23:36:27 2013, comment #3:

Excellent, can you point me to the commit(s) that I can apply to v2.00.5086?

John Audia <graysky>
Sat Oct 19 22:00:15 2013, comment #2:

Limit is increased to 65535x65535.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Sat Aug 3 18:57:55 2013, comment #1:

2560/8=320. Currently GRUB is limited to width of 256 and it's indeed a problem. Problem that it's quite deeply entrenched in terminal subsystem.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Sat Aug 3 18:12:49 2013, original submission:

After recently upgrading to a 2560x1440 display, I edited /etc/grub/default to use a 2560x1440 background pic. Upon regenerating /boot/grub/grub.cfg and rebooting, I noticed that the boot menu has been compressed into a much smaller rectangle in the far left of the display. I do not see any option to adjust this so I am assuming it is a bug. The background image itself is displayed correctly in what I believe to be 2560x1440 as requested.

I added a low quality (phone, sorry) pic that shows you what I see when grub loads as well as a few relevant config files.

  • /etc/default/grub
  • /boot/grub/grub.cfg (this is auto-generated)

This system runs Arch Linux and is up-to-date (distro package is [core]/grub 2.00.5043-2). The monitor is connected via the display port, not the DVI or HDMI port which may or may not be relevant.

John Audia <graysky>


Attached Files
file #28748:  pic.jpg added by graysky (61kB - image/jpeg)
file #28749:  grub added by graysky (1kB - application/octet-stream)
file #28750:  grub.cfg added by graysky (5kB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sat Oct 19 22:00:15 2013phcoderStatusNone=>Fixed
    Sat Aug 3 18:57:55 2013phcoderSummaryGRUB2 compressed boot menu with 2560x1440 background pic=>Terminal size is limited to 255x255.
    Sat Aug 3 18:14:17 2013grayskyAttached File-=>Added pic.jpg, #28748
      Attached File-=>Added grub, #28749
      Attached File-=>Added grub.cfg, #28750

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