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Re: terminal --silent option

From: Henrik Nordstrom
Subject: Re: terminal --silent option
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 12:56:35 +0200

Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> I don't see how it could be useful. If you don't want someone to see
> the message (because he doesn't understand what this means), you
> should set the timeout to zero. Then GRUB will show nothing.

Note: timeout=0 works fine to force a console terminal when defaulting to 
serial as console keyboard events are buffered by the BIOS. It is only when 
the keypress has to come from the serial that timeout=0 do not work.

   serial --unit=0 --speed=9600 
   terminal --timeout=0 console serial

And to aid impaired persons not having a infinite keyrepeat speed, a higher 
timeout than 1 may be needed to reliably catch the keypress. A 1 second 
timeout with 1 second precision is in the range 0-1 seconds.


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