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Re: What is "rhgb" on the grub, kernel line?



On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 00:04, Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> On Fri, 28 May 2004 09:00:21 +0200, François Patte wrote
> > Selon Jim Cornette <jim-cornette insight rr com>:
> > 
> > > reg dwf com wrote:
> > >
> > > >For Fedora2 (and 1?) grub starts Linux with an argument of
> > > >
> > > >    rhgb quiet
> > > >
> > > >Where are these kernel arguments described, and what do they do?
> > > >
> > > >Ive scanned the kernel sources for the "rhgb" string and dont
> > > >find it.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > rhgb = redhat graphical boot - This is a GUI mode booting screen with
> > > most of the information hidden while the user sees a rotating activity
> > > icon spining and brief information as to what the computer is doing.
> > >
> > > quiet = hides the majority of boot messages before rhgb starts. These
> > > are supposed to make the common user more comfortable. They get alarmed
> > > about seeing the kernel and initializing messages, so they hide them for
> > > their comfort.
> > 
> > And when a service has not started you are not aware of this fact 
> > and you spend a lot of time to find out why your network is not 
> > working... why you can't make any ssh from another computer... and 
> > so on.
> > 
> > This is really a stupid idea!!
> 
> The graphical boot screen opens a text window and you're presented with the 
> actual boot messages if any service fails to start. Successful boot messages 
> are hidden and the user sees a pretty startup screen.  Failed boot messages 
> are already displayed as expected so the user can take whatever action is 
> necessary to correct the failure.
> 
> At least this is the default behavior of my FC1 system.  I can't imagine that 
> FC2 behaves any differently.
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It doesn't behave any differently in FC-2

Craig



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