Bug 84089 - white square (cursor?) in grub menu (cosmetic)
Summary: white square (cursor?) in grub menu (cosmetic)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 8
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-12 01:59 UTC by Jay Berkenbilt
Modified: 2008-11-26 16:54 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-11-26 16:54:36 UTC
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Description Jay Berkenbilt 2003-02-12 01:59:45 UTC
Description of problem:

There is a white square at the end of the currently highlighted line in the grub
 menu.  (I don't know whether it is a cursor, but that would be my guess.)

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

grub-0.93-3 as installed with phoebe 2

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. look at the boot menu.
Actual results:

The currently highlighted item has a white square at the end instead of having
the whole line be black.

Expected results:

A completely black line would be more aesthetically pleasing and is what was
there before, if I recall.

Additional info:

Sorry there's no "priority" or "severity" less than "low".  If there were, I
would have chosen it.  I just think no issue is too minor to mention.....

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-12 19:58:04 UTC
Yeah, it's a side effect of the changed cursor handling in the newer grub patch.
 I'll probably fix it one weekend when I'm bored

Comment 2 Jay Berkenbilt 2003-07-26 18:59:19 UTC
This is still in SEVERN.  I'm glad to see you haven't been bored during any
weekend. :-)

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-05 05:44:43 UTC
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to
make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks.

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Comment 4 Jay Berkenbilt 2006-08-07 18:05:39 UTC
This is still present in FC5.

Comment 5 petrosyan 2008-02-15 00:58:43 UTC
This bug is still present in Fedora 8.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 06:46:42 UTC
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Comment 7 Jay Berkenbilt 2008-11-26 16:54:36 UTC
Never mind about this.  I reported it well over five years ago long before Fedora 8 was even a twinkle (or anything else) in anyone's eye.  I've just been coming by and updating the release from time to time.  I don't use Fedora anymore (using RHEL5 at work at Debian at home), and this bug is too unimportant to be worth anyone's time.  If I really care about it at some point, I'll report it upstream to the grub maintainers.  In the mean time, I'll take the liberty as the reporter to close the bug and let other people do more important things.

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