Bug#494460: grub-pc: update-grub unable to generate a graphical gfxterm menu

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Sat Aug 9 19:04:41 UTC 2008

On Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 10:49:12AM -0600, Familia Vasquez-Vivas wrote:
> Package: grub-pc
> Version: 1.96+20080724-6
> Severity: normal
> The update-grub script evaluates `font_path` in order to determine
> whether GRUB_FONT_PATH can be set to its output.  However font_path
> doesn't seem to be excutable...  Therefore, although $GRUB_TERMINAL
> originally came with the nice gfxterm setting, it gets reverted to
> console, and there's no longer graphical menu, :(...
> It was working nice to me before, not sure what happened...

font_path is a shell function, declared in update-grub_lib.  Please describe
the symptoms of your problem before jumping into conclussions.

What is it exactly that you observed?

Robert Millan

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