Increase grub timeout

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Wed May 19 00:14:03 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 11:27:17PM +0100, Adam Williamson wrote:

> We can only take this Fedora principle so far. There are many bits of
> code in the kernel which work around broken ACPI / BIOS behaviour (as
> you well know, sorry for the egg-sucking lesson). If we were being
> really annoying literalists we (well, rather 'kernel developers' than
> 'we', but many of them are Fedora / RH people) would never do this; we'd
> close all the bugs with a note to the reporter to go and get their
> motherboard manufacturer to fix it. Being sensible people, we recognize
> there really *is* a limit to the 'we shouldn't work around brokenness'
> argument, and it comes when the brokenness is in the hands of such
> capricious souls as hardware manufacturers. The systems where holding
> down a key during boot doesn't bring up grub are badly designed systems,
> this is perfectly true. But still, the sensible path is to make
> reasonable accommodations for this sort of thing. Let's face it, if
> we're waiting on Sony or HP to fix this, we'll be waiting a while.

Or, alternatively, we can actually look into the problem and determine 
whether there's an elegant way of handling it.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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