Theming seems to have broken the GRUB page

Asked by Andy on 2016-12-13

I'm trying to get a custom image and theme going on my Debian install. Grub customizer altered the order of entries just fine, but has gone a bit crazy after adding a background image and theming.

I now get a plain blue background with question marks all the way around the edge, and no other theming (image: imgur.com/RmdhloJ.png). Background image is a native resolution .jpg, any issues there?

I'm pretty new to Linux, any help would be great.

I'm running Debian on a Thinkpad

Andy

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seems like
- you chosen a font that cannot display the borders of grub 2 (try other font like Dejavu Sans Mono)
- you set a background color for non highlighted text. In must cases it is displayed as background color above the image. Choose "transparent".

Andy (andykirkp) said : #2

Thanks for the quick response, I'm getting a slightly different looking
error now. New GRUB screen (http://i.imgur.com/SVb4eyb.jpg)

Settings are:

Normal: Font = White
Normal: Background = transparent
Highlighted: Font = Black
Highlighted: Background = light-magenta
Font = DejaVu Sans Mono Book 10
background image is a 1920x1080 jpg

On Tue, 13 Dec 2016 at 07:08 Daniel Richter <
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Your question #406693 on Grub Customizer changed:
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Daniel Richter proposed the following answer:
seems like
- you chosen a font that cannot display the borders of grub 2 (try other
font like Dejavu Sans Mono)
- you set a background color for non highlighted text. In must cases it is
displayed as background color above the image. Choose "transparent".

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Ah... ok. Colors are different from configuration. This happens when there's a problem with your image. First make sure there are no spaces in the image path. If this is not the reason, then grub cannot use your image for any reason. I didn't find out what's causing this exactly (as I'm not a developer of grub itself I cannot debug it). Check your /boot/grub/grub.cfg. If your image is configured there, then it's such a problem. You can try to open that image with gimp and save as jpg again to fix it.

Andy (andykirkp) said : #4

Success! Re-saved the image as a .png and it's all good now.

Thanks for your help, great little program.

On Tue, 13 Dec 2016 at 17:52 Daniel Richter <
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Your question #406693 on Grub Customizer changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/grub-customizer/+question/406693

    Status: Open => Answered

Daniel Richter proposed the following answer:
Ah... ok. Colors are different from configuration. This happens when
there's a problem with your image. First make sure there are no spaces
in the image path. If this is not the reason, then grub cannot use your
image for any reason. I didn't find out what's causing this exactly (as
I'm not a developer of grub itself I cannot debug it). Check your
/boot/grub/grub.cfg. If your image is configured there, then it's such a
problem. You can try to open that image with gimp and save as jpg again
to fix it.

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Andy (andykirkp) said : #5

Thanks Daniel Richter, that solved my question.