Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 120275
"Show details" boot option is not remembered
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
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Description of problem:
The "show details" option switches between novice and expert view in rhgb.
This setting is not remembered, but instead defaults to "Not very much
This option should be persistent.
Why should it be persistent?
If I'm a basic user, I don't want to see the detail.
If I'm a power user, I want to see see the detail.
Once I've decided which category I'm in, I'd like to stay there :)
Any idea if this will be fixed by RHEL4 - I'd like the option to see
boot messages on our servers without doing anything.
Problem still exists.
Upping to FC2.
For most users, "show details" is only needed if you have a
problem being reported.
Your point seems that you want to see the log messages on your
server, I don't see why desactivatng rhgb on them is not the
right option then. Can be as simple as rpm -e rhgb. Why is this
not the right solution if you want to see the boot messages ?
You can also suppress the rhgb kernel option in grub/lilo configuration
I don't consider the normal behaviour a bug at this point, unless
you can explain why desactivating rhgb is not the right option.
My sole reason for opening the bug is simplicity.
If a user wants to view the boot messages, the simplest way would be
for them to click the "show details" button. The setting would be
If they then changed their mind later on, one click of the button
Switches them back. Simple.
It's true that rhgb could be removed (or "quiet"/"rhgb" removed from
/boot/grub/menu.lst), but that isn't nearly as simple.
FC3 seems to switch to non-graphical mode when it encounters an error,
so this bug can probably go away.
I'll reopen if I'm wrong.