bugGNU GRUB - Bugs: bug #48646, Touchscreen support


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bug #48646: Touchscreen support

Submitted by:  seb <sac123>
Submitted on:  Wed 27 Jul 2016 04:22:53 PM UTC  
Category: User InterfaceSeverity: Major
Priority: 3 - LowItem Group: Feature Request
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: 
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 
Release: Git masterReproducibility: Every Time
Planned Release: 2.03+

Mon 01 Jan 2018 10:53:43 PM UTC, comment #3:

If that's not possible, maybe it's enough to enable mouse support. Seems like Andrei Borzenkov has some ideas how this could be implemented, but doesn't have the contacts for the relevant GRUB code:

seb <sac123>
Sun 31 Dec 2017 12:24:51 PM UTC, comment #2:

Android userland is written in Java. Do you want us to add a JVM (even if it were j2me)?

Erkin Alp G├╝ney <erkinalp>
Wed 27 Jul 2016 04:36:59 PM UTC, comment #1:

Maybe we're even able to re-use some existing Android implementations to display a virtual keyboard.

seb <sac123>
Wed 27 Jul 2016 04:22:53 PM UTC, original submission:

Hello everyone,

if one uses a tablet/phablet that only has a touchscreen as input, there's no way to either select the OS to be booted or to unlock a fully encrypted system.

Because there are many discussions about Grub and Touchscreen support in other distribution support communities, this should bug should be a tracking bug to discuss and implement possible solutions.

I already have seen Grub modifications to use the volume hardware keys as input as BIOS vendor UEFI adjustments to display a full onscreen keyboard usable via the touchscreen.


seb <sac123>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Tue 11 Oct 2016 12:41:01 PM UTCphcoderPriority5 - Normal=>3 - Low
      Planned ReleaseNone=>2.03+

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