Very slow login w black background using 2nd Monitor Solved

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Very slow login w black background using 2nd Monitor Solved

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Having my HDMI monitor plugged in - My Mint distro was horribly slow at startup with a lot of complaining (flickering screen and so on) and resulted in 90 second boot up or log in and with no background image - just black, though everything else was normal. For months i simply logged out and in, just with my laptop and everything is fast and looking great. Than I had to then plug in my 2nd monitor which then worked as it should.

Here is a surprisingly simple solution that solved both problems (fast startup and normal background)

Try disabling acpi in /etc/default/grub change this variable so it looks like this:
∘ GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi=off",
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub (in terminal)
∘Just add acpi=off to whatever other directives existed already
‣ Make sure to
∘ sudo update-grub2, after modifying the file and before rebooting
and reboot - problems solved :D

‣ If this "solves" the problem, then the issue is with GNU/Linux software, probably drivers,
- in my case I am quite sure it is an NVIDIA driver issue though I have the latest and greatest driver - arghhhh

I hope this helps others as I am sure I am not the only one :twisted:


Some other things that may help are:
- install latest or best graphics drivers, fix broken packages, and remove orphaned packagers
- and of course complain to NVIDIA for better linux support hehe lol :lol:

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