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by FenderGuy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

Is the boot time any faster having shrunk the journal a little? The difference won't be massive but it's hopefully shaved a few seconds of the time taken for the systemd-journal-flush.service To limit the maximum size of the journal to say 100MB run the commands below. The second is a single copy a...
by FenderGuy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

Thanks, So you are running on an old fashioned spinning harddrive so you are never going to achieve lightening boot speeds. The service taking up all the time is writing log messages from the early part of boot to the journal. You might be able to speed it up a little by tidying up the jounral. Fir...
by FenderGuy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB size: 465.76 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> The laptop 5400 rpm drives are sloooowwww. Since you are using a laptop 5400 rpm (mechanical) hard disk drive, you can expect between 35 and 40 seconds boot times. Unless...
by FenderGuy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

Done, smurphos. Here are the results. ~$ journalctl --disk-usage Archived and active journals take up 488.1M in the file system. ~$ journalctl --disk-usage Archived and active journals take up 48.0M in the file system. ~$ journalctl --verify PASS: /var/log/journal/aaa642a1efb049fba8d6ca0c8d22ff0a/sy...
by FenderGuy
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

smurphos wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:46 pm
Hi,

Can you post the output of ..

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inxi -Fxxxz

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cat /etc/fstab

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sudo blkid

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systemd-analyze critical-chain
DONE. Posted above.
by FenderGuy
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

~$ inxi -Fxxxz System: Host: Samsung Kernel: 5.3.0-46-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 wm: muffin 4.4.2 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: SAMSUNG product: 300E4A/300E5A/300E7A/3430EA/3530EA...
by FenderGuy
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

~$ systemd-analyze time Startup finished in 6.378s (kernel) + 41.665s (userspace) = 48.044s graphical.target reached after 37.036s in userspace ~$ systemd-analyze blame 17.424s dev-sda1.device 14.977s systemd-journal-flush.service 9.579s NetworkManager.service 8.266s configure-printer@usb-002-003.s...
by FenderGuy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Getting Opera to appear in Administration > Software Manager > Internet
Replies: 1
Views: 73

[SOLVED]Getting Opera to appear in Administration > Software Manager > Internet

Arrggghhhh! How do I install Opera so that it appears under Administration > Software Manager > Internet?
by FenderGuy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?

LanceM wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Sounds like the issue is solved. Happy sailing :)
Thanks so much, LanceM! You are da man!
by FenderGuy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?

LanceM wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:44 pm
They should. You car run

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sudo apt-get check
If it doesn't return any results, you should be okay.
How's your boot time now?
37 seconds, LanceM.

My Opera browser takes about that time to open the first time in a session; after that, it opens rather quickly.
by FenderGuy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?

Shut it off automatic updates, then reboot, and use the Terminal to run sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get dist-upgrade From then on install them manually. I'm against automatic updates. Geeze it's part of why I ditched Win 10. If it won't update with the Terminal, post back. Done, LanceM. Q...
by FenderGuy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?

FenderGuy wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:34 pm
LanceM wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Do you have automatic updates enabled?
How would I know?
YES, it was; I have now unchecked 'automatic updates', per your post.
by FenderGuy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?

LanceM wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Do you have automatic updates enabled?
How would I know?
by FenderGuy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?

deepakdeshp wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:23 pm
Also post output of

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 inxi -Fxz
Done.
by FenderGuy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

[SOLVED] Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?

I reinstalled Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon) a few days ago, on my laptop, using the default setup on the install disk (i.e., erase everything and install Mint); I'm now noticing that it takes minutes for the laptop to boot. Further, after I logged in, I saw that an update was available; When I tried to apply...
by FenderGuy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?

In the boot menu, I changed the boot option from BIOS to UEFI; the change decreased my boot time from +2 minutes to +/- 30 seconds!

Thanks, guys.
by FenderGuy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Simple, Safe, & Efficient Web Browsers for Laptops: Top 3
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: Simple, Safe, & Efficient Web Browsers for Laptops: Top 3

fstjohn wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:38 pm
Brave is on my list.Can these be had from the repository? If not, where does one get them?
Go to brave.com. It will recognize you're using Linux and take you to the installation page.
Great! I'll check it out, fstjohn. May His force be with you.
by FenderGuy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Simple, Safe, & Efficient Web Browsers for Laptops: Top 3
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: Simple, Safe, & Efficient Web Browsers for Laptops: Top 3

I use Firefox almost exclusively. I do have Vivaldi as a backup, but find that it does not play well with a couple of my favourite add ons for Firefox, so it only gets used rarely. My hypothesis is: If Firefox is good enough for the developers to include it with the system, then it's good enough fo...
by FenderGuy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Simple, Safe, & Efficient Web Browsers for Laptops: Top 3
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: Simple, Safe, & Efficient Web Browsers for Laptops: Top 3

Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:28 pm
I recommend Brave. My backup is Firefox (which almost never gets used) for personal reasons but I do not necessarily recommend it.
Brave is on my list.Can these be had from the repository? If not, where does one get them?
by FenderGuy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Simple, Safe, & Efficient Web Browsers for Laptops: Top 3
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: Simple, Safe, & Efficient Web Browsers for Laptops: Top 3

My recommendations for browsers are: 1.) Brave browser 2.) Slimjet browser 3.) Vivaldi browser I also have Firefox, Google's Chrome, Waterfox, browsers installed. ...And, as was smartly suggested, there are some excellent browser extensions and addons to consider like ublock origin for browsers wit...

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