Graphical windows at boot disappeared
fct-cornette at insight.rr.com
Fri Oct 19 10:42:54 UTC 2007
Ray Strode wrote:
>> It doesn't exit as before. It doesn't tell you what process is being
>> performed any longer either.
>> Either the labels announcing what is going on currently or a label or
>> visual representation that the bar passes would be nice.
>> A blank bar introduces one of the annoyances that MS products expose
>> users to. There is no clue to what is happening behind the scenes.
>> I realize this is probably intentional for users who only care that
>> the computer boots. It just seems to dumb down an impression Linux has
>> as a plus to the environment.
> That's been the case for a few weeks now. What happened was we were
> hitting a bug with the new F8 theme where things wouldn't scale
> correctly. There was two ways we could fix it:
> 1) add a bunch of code
> 2) remove a bunch of code
> It turns out it only had a hard-coded list of about 12 services that it
> would present anyway (also, some of them weren't even useful in fedora
> like RHN, or only useful once like firstboot), so we discussed it and
> decided to ditch the messages.
I recall some discussions regarding the hard coding of the messages when
rhgb was first introduced. It did give the impression that you knew what
the computer was doing at boot time. I guess text off the screen or in
random locations would not be good to see on boot up.
> We don't want to invest a lot of time in RHGB because it's going to get
> retired in F9 for better graphical boot options.
Looking forward to seeing the newer graphical boot options. Since it is
going away, adding the effort to fix it would be in vain as you said.
> Note you can still get very detailed messages by clicking the Details
I like the expanded detailed message.
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