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bug #62806: Unable to have grub 2 menu display on specific monitor

Submitter:  Chris Spadijer <cspadijer>
Submitted:  Sun 24 Jul 2022 11:04:11 PM UTC
   
 
Category:  User Interface Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name:  Chris Spadijer
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  2.02
Release:  Reproducibility:  Intermittent
Planned Release:  None

Sun 24 Jul 2022 11:04:11 PM UTC, original submission:  

Hi,

I am wondering if there is a way to have the GRUB 2 menu display on all connected monitors or chose a specific monitor to load on.

I have a setup with four monitors but they are in different rooms.  I want the menu to display on the "Control Room" monitor but by default I can't get grub 2 menu to display on it.

I have tried many different approaches to resolve this but none of them produced the results I am looking for so I am hoping the menu itself can be manipulated:
1.) Contact motherboard manufacturer (no solution provided)
2.) Contact videocard manufacturer (no solution provided)
3.) Contact videocard chipset company (AMD) (no solution provided)
4.) Change which port each monitor is connected to:
E.g. Videocard has two DisplayPort ports, and two HDMI 2.1 ports.
5.) Purchase a separate video switcher
6.) Purchase a separate video splitter

I am hoping something can be done with the grub 2 menu itself.
E.g. press a hotkey to toggle which monitor it displays on.
E.g. force the menu to output to specific display
E.g. push the menu to all connected displays

Thanks

Chris

Chris Spadijer <cspadijer>

 

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