can't unhide menu on grub-efi

Bug #784550 reported by Alejandro Mery on 2011-05-18
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

on EFI systems grub2 can not detect the holding of the shift key yet and so it's impossible to get the boot menu unless one manually sets GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=false and comment GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT out in /etc/default/grub

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

The odd thing here is that this *should* be handled - we call 'keystatus' first without arguments to find out if getting key modifier status is supported, and fall back to alternative code if it isn't. But I can quite well believe that there are problems here.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Alejandro Mery (amery) wrote :

I can run anything you like to collect info. The machine is a ThinkPad x120e (1.12) in pure-EFI mode.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
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