OpenSLX - DevBlog

  • iPXE - Slow text output

    Recently I was working on creating a menu with iPXE in framebuffer mode and when I was happy with the result, I went ahead and booted the menu up on another machine, only to discover that rendering the menu on that machine was painfully slow, IBM XT "dir" slow. As it was a recent AMD Ryzen with integrated graphics, I first assumed something was to blame regarding VESA, but since pxelinux' vesamenu was lightning fast, and even in text mode, iPXE was still slow, it had to be something else....