I recently switched from Kubuntu 12.04 to Mint 13 KDE. I made the switch with the hope that Cinnamon would run smoother and I wouldn't experience the same rainbow screen tearing I was getting during animations on Kubuntu. However, by boot time on Kubuntu was only 13 seconds whereas my new boot time is over a minute and a half before I can login. This is little more than a fresh install--- the most I have done is installed a handfull of utilities (Gparted, Vidalia, Chrome) and imported my home folder.
Here is my system information
System: Host: MintyFresh Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE 4.8.5 Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine: System: Acer (portable) product: Aspire 5552 version: V2.14
Mobo: Acer model: JE51_DN Bios: Acer version: V2.14 date: 07/27/2011
CPU: Quad core AMD Phenom II N970 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm)
Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz 3: 800.00 MHz 4: 800.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series]
X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: vesa,fbdev) Resolution: email@example.com
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4
Audio: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series] driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network: Card-1: Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: d0:df:9a:f2:da:78
Card-2: Broadcom NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3
IF: eth0 state: down mac: b8:70:f4:b2:5e:2e
Drives: HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (10.7% used) 1: /dev/sda WDC_WD3200BPVT 320.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 291G used: 33G (12%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 8.32GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors: Error: You do not have the sensors app installed.
Info: Processes: 159 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 645.5/7730.5MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33
I have tried using pybootgraphgui but seem to be unable to locate the boot chart--- If someone could direct me to the proper place I would be happy to upload it for furthur diagnostics.
Is the boot difference due to Mint requiring more system resources? Or is there something I can change so this will stop driving me crazy?