Boot experience on hidpi displays

Registered by Steve Langasek on 2014-02-18

On monitors with a high pixel density, we need everything to be rendered larger so that it's legible. The unity team has a plan to address the desktop aspects of this for 14.04, but that leaves the grub boot menu and the plymouth splash screen unscaled. Identify the work that needs to be done for this.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Steve Langasek
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Colin Watson
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Colin Watson
Definition:
Discussion
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

Whiteboard

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Work Items

Work items:
[cjwatson] Pregenerate a 2x version of unifont for GRUB: TODO
[cjwatson] Add GRUB command(s) to return physical dimensions and use them to select an appropriate font in the configuration file: TODO
Consult with X people regarding any specialised hardware detection requirements / quirks: TODO
[xnox] Add support for a scaling factor in plymouth ubuntu-logo theme: DONE
Add support for a scaling factor in console-setup font configuration: TODO

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