Backport patches to support high resolution for grub terminal

Bug #1297128 reported by Yang Bai on 2014-03-25
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
OEM Priority Project
Undecided
Ara Pulido
Precise
Undecided
Unassigned
grub2 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Precise
High
Yang Bai

Bug Description

backport upstream commits to precise-updates 2b23074a0c082219fe4490fa05b13a481b34b41e(partial), e89c2d48a991590c18c28ac867ccda67d4425187 and 44d47bbe6fe6ed0c8fc5855c07b2917a38371ae4 to support high resolution for grub terminal.

Upstream bug: https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?39682

[Impact]

When entering GRUB menu on a high resolution computer (resolution > 2040), the boot menu has been compressed into a much smaller rectangle in the far left of the display, likely 20% of the screen.

[Test Case]

Press shift if booting as legacy or ESC if booting as EFI to enter GRUB menu on a high resolution computer. See the output of GRUB menu.

[Regression Potential]

The patch mostly changes terminal part of GRUB. So testing should focus on the gfxterm and console output and input.

[Other Info]

Yang Bai (hamo) on 2014-03-25
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Yang Bai (hamo) on 2014-03-25
Changed in oem-priority:
assignee: nobody → Ara Pulido (apulido)
Ara Pulido (apulido) wrote :

Missing information:
 * Does this affects trusty as well?
 * In case if affects trusty, we need it fix it in trusty as well
 * We will need this bug to follow the SRU bug template: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#SRU_Bug_Template

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in oem-priority:
status: New → Incomplete
Yang Bai (hamo) on 2014-03-25
description: updated
Yang Bai (hamo) wrote :

@Ara,

we tested with Trusty, this issue can not been reproduced. So this does not affect trusty.

Ara Pulido (apulido) on 2014-03-25
Changed in oem-priority:
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
status: New → Incomplete
Ara Pulido (apulido) on 2014-03-25
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Ara Pulido (apulido) on 2014-04-22
Changed in oem-priority:
status: New → In Progress
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2014-05-20
no longer affects: grub
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.04.5
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Yang Bai (hamo)

Hello Yang, or anyone else affected,

Accepted grub2 into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/1.99-21ubuntu3.15 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Ara Pulido (apulido) on 2014-06-12
Changed in oem-priority:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Yang Bai (hamo) wrote :

Verified with 2560*1440 monitor. Without precise-proposed, grub terminal only shows on almost 1/5 screen. And enable precise-proposed then upgrade, grub terminal can show on the whole screen.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

The verification of the Stable Release Update for grub2 has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package grub2 - 1.99-21ubuntu3.15

---------------
grub2 (1.99-21ubuntu3.15) precise; urgency=low

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Backport from upstream:
    - Fix sector number when writing to non-512B disks (LP: #1253443).

  [ Yang Bai ]
  * Backport from upstream:
    - Support high resolution for grub terminal (LP: #1297128).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 20 May 2014 10:52:20 +0100

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Ara Pulido (apulido) on 2014-07-02
Changed in oem-priority:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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