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Re: Ugly VGA fonts with console-setup (Squeeze)

>> I think that you mean "set gfxpayload=keep". I did not mention it
>> because it has not worked for me (my boot-up stops with a black
>> screen) but I have seen various sites that recommend it.

> That would (should?) work if you also set $GRUB_GFXMODE to the desired
> mode (which resulted in strange effects for me).

> I'm using "GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD=1680x1050x8" instead with the attached patch
> (based on the patch in [0]) that I keep in /root and apply after every
> update of the grub package.

> WARNING: due to some recent changes in the grub package the patch needs
> some refreshing, but I'm not familiar enough with diff/patch to
> regenerate it. Use only if you know how the resulting grub.cfg should
> look like.

> [0] http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?27094

Thinking back, I can only assume that I may have mistyped something
and not noticed or changed a few too many grub2 options simultaneously
or set too many options simultaneously. I will have to try again.

Thanks for the link. If I understand correctly, its purpose is to add
a grub_gfxpayload line to /etc/default/grub so that the /etc/grub.d
scripts have a value to plug in to grub.cfg. I edit my grub.cfg
manually so it does not really matter to me. I would love to know
though from where the gfxpayload variable came from and why the
gfxmode variable is not enough. One of the reasons that I tried it and
avoided it almost immediately is that it seemed to pop out of nowhere
in some fora but was not referenced in the grub.enbug.org, Ubuntu, or
ArchLinux documentation.

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