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Bug 135950 - Default wait time of 4 seconds is too short - 10 better
Default wait time of 4 seconds is too short - 10 better
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-10-15 16:48 EDT by Bob Gustafson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-15 17:03:36 EDT
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Description Bob Gustafson 2004-10-15 16:48:34 EDT
Description of problem:

  On the first screen after rebooting (colored, but very plain with
the text line at the extreme top - grub??)

  After rebooting a few times, I realized that it said hit 'any' key
to jump to some other screen.  I was prepared for a 10 second wait,
but 4 seconds is too short for me.  (This is a new screen for me)

  Note that if it is 10 seconds and you want it shorter (you are at
the screen with eyeballs and on the keyboard with fingers, you can hit
a key and go to the next screen where you immediately hit the enter
key. This will probably be even faster than 4 seconds)

  If it is 10 seconds and you are not at the screen, it doesn't matter
much whether it is 10 seconds or 4 seconds.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

  'Clean' CD install and 'yum update' to current.

How reproducible:

  Until I went into /boot/grub/grub.conf and changed it from 4 to 10 -
all the time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F3-test3 from CDs
2. boot
Actual results:

  see above

Expected results:

Additional info:

  I think 10 seconds is a good user-friendly wait time.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-15 17:03:36 EDT
The time was chosen by our UI experts as a compromise between a very
short wait (1-2 secs) and something longer like 10 which has the
downside of making the overall boot time just that much longer.

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