Bug 56857 - GRUB screen flicks at first cursor key scroll
GRUB screen flicks at first cursor key scroll
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2001-11-28 19:08 EST by Hakon
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-08 05:33:13 EST
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Description Hakon 2001-11-28 19:08:12 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)

Description of problem:

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot computer - GRUB loads
2. Step away from highlighted option using the up/down keys on the 
keyboard - the screen flicks
3. Step away again - it doesn't flick from now

Actual Results:  The screen flicks

Expected Results:  It shouldn't flick, as it never does after second 
cursorkey step

Additional info:

In case GRUB can also be console/text, I will state that this occurs in 
graphical mode.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2001-11-28 20:34:06 EST
The flicker is due to a redraw to get rid of the countdown at the bottom of the
Comment 2 Hakon 2001-11-29 08:34:03 EST
I see, but does it really have to flicker?
Comment 3 Hakon 2001-12-08 05:33:08 EST
I see, but does the whole picture really have to flicker because of that?
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-02 15:09:44 EST
Redraws in BIOS mode tend to flicker...  it's not like there's a lot of support
for doing graphics nicely this early in a PC's boot process :)

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