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Re: [PATCH] video: skip 'text' gfxpayload if not supported, to fallback

From: Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
Subject: Re: [PATCH] video: skip 'text' gfxpayload if not supported, to fallback to default
Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 09:24:53 -0400

On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 7:52 AM Didier Spaier <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 10/05/2019 13:38, Daniel Kiper wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 01:57:02PM -0400, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre wrote:
> >> On UEFI, 'text' gfxpayload is not supported, but we still reach 
> >> parse_modespec
> >> with it, which will obviously fail. Fortunately, whatever gfxpayload is 
> >> set,
> >> we still still have the 'auto' default to fall back to. Allow getting to 
> >> this
> >> fallback by not trying to parse 'text' as a modespec.
> >>
> >> This is because 'text' correctly doesn't parse as a modespec, and ought to 
> >> have
> >> been ignored before we got to that point, just like it is immediately 
> >> picked if
> >> we're running on a system where 'text' is a supported video mode.
> As an aside, in a grub.cfg intended for both legacy and UEFI booting, can I
> condition setting either 'vga=normal' or 'gfxpayload=text' depending on the
> context detected by grub? If yes, how?

In grub.cfg; you can check if you're on the right platform by checking


On UEFI, it will read "efi".


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