Slow Boot Mint Cinnamon 17

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Re: Slow Boot Mint Cinnamon 17

Postby kyphi on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:53 pm

The slow boot seems to be specific to kernel 3.13.0 and there are quite a few complaints on various forums where users have experienced slow boot with this kernel.

The kernel used in Linux Mint 16 booted fast and that was using kernel 3.11.0.

I have just installed kernel 3.11.10 and there was an improvement in boot. From Login screen to GUI in 7 seconds.

Unfortunately there is a boot delay on my experimental installation between selecting a grub entry and the login screen (30 seconds) because of an error caused by something the "recommended" nvidia driver installation (and later removal) left behind. Even so, this is an improvement.

As chazdg24 has pointed out, the 3.15 kernel is just as slow as the 3.13 - so the answer to slow boot for some users seems to be reverting to an earlier kernel.
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Re: Slow Boot Mint Cinnamon 17

Postby chazdg24 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:29 pm

tassoevan wrote:This topic has a wrong title.

The slow step is between login and desktop initialization, meaning that there is a delay in Cinnamon start. I'm seeing the same problem: working online or offline, the black screen is present in the same time interval, of many seconds. In another PC, small delays in Cinnamon responsiveness occur randomly too.

Yes, Cinnamon responsiveness is also an issue.
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Re: Slow Boot Mint Cinnamon 17

Postby kyphi on Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:53 am

All fixed - see http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=170974

Could that be the cause in your system?
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Re: Slow Boot Mint Cinnamon 17

Postby chazdg24 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:22 pm

kyphi wrote:All fixed - see http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=170974

Could that be the cause in your system?

Well, I think in my case this doesn't apply as I have an ATI 5870 card. I'm using the fglrx-updates driver. How do I check if my card is identified correctly?
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Re: Slow Boot Mint Cinnamon 17

Postby kyphi on Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:25 am

You have me at a disadvantage chazdg24. I did not mention a graphics card.

As stated at viewtopic.php?f=46&t=170974 the cause for the boot delay was a keyboard with an inbuilt usb sound card plus two usb slots. Dmesg shows a 49 second delay. As soon as another keyboard was used, the boot delay did not occur.
Naturally I would like to continue to use my favourite keyboard and I have been working at disabling these unwanted extra facilities. Udev rules, blacklists and so forth have so far had limited success.
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