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Bug 120275 - "Show details" boot option is not remembered
"Show details" boot option is not remembered
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhgb (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
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Reported: 2004-04-07 11:13 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-12 05:59:25 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2004-04-07 11:13:44 EDT
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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
information" view.

This option should be persistent.
Comment 1 Jonathan Blandford 2004-04-14 18:35:12 EDT
Why should it be persistent?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2004-04-14 18:47:50 EDT
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 :)
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2004-05-04 19:11:36 EDT
Any idea if this will be fixed by RHEL4 - I'd like the option to see
boot messages on our servers without doing anything.
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2004-09-10 03:38:59 EDT
Problem still exists.
Upping to FC2.
Comment 5 Daniel Veillard 2004-09-10 06:13:45 EDT
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.

Comment 6 Need Real Name 2004-09-10 07:32:11 EDT
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.
Comment 7 Need Real Name 2004-10-12 05:59:25 EDT
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.

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