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 ) 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.
>  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