New world's record! boot: < 5 sec, < 100M memory.

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New world's record! boot: < 5 sec, < 100M memory.

Post by Flemur » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:17 am

My old computer just set two new world* records for booting: time and memory use.

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$ free -m
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           3941          92        3620           6         228        3616
Swap:          1999           0        1999
$
$ systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 3.473s (kernel) + 1.513s (userspace) = 4.986s
*world = this room.
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Re: New world's record! boot: < 5 sec, < 100M memory.

Post by Pierre » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:19 am

8)
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Re: New world's record! boot: < 5 sec, < 100M memory.

Post by all41 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:42 pm

Wow :!: :D
what's in there :?:
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Re: New world's record! boot: < 5 sec, < 100M memory.

Post by Flemur » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:57 pm

all41 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:42 pm
Wow :!: :D
what's in there :?:
Yeah I shoulda said - definitely nothing fancy, a low-end eMachines [et1831-07] from 2010.

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: lemurator Kernel: 4.14.20-041420-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 7.2.0)
           Desktop: Fluxbox 1.3.5 Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
[boots to fluxbox]

Machine:   System: eMachines product: ET1831
           Mobo: eMachines model: EMCP73VT-PM
           Bios: AMI v: P01-A1 date: 09/14/2009
[7 years old]

CPU:       Dual core Pentium E5400 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10800
           clock speeds: max: 2700 MHz 1: 1506 MHz 2: 1229 MHz

Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G98 [GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 2] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1680x1050@59.88hz
           GLX Renderer: NV98
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
[using nvidia driver adds 30-50Meg to memory use at boot;
 everything works great without nvid driver]

Audio:     Card Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1
           driver: snd_emu10k1 port: cc00 bus-ID: 01:04.0
           Sound: ALSA v: k4.14.20-041420-generic
[no pulseaudio]

Network:   Card: Edimax EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
           usb-ID: 001-003
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (21.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: PNY_CS1311_240GB size: 240.1GB
[Initially the SSD cut the HDD boot time by about half]
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 5.4G (20%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
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Re: New world's record! boot: < 5 sec, < 100M memory.

Post by thx-1138 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:04 pm

...oh, come on, don't tease us... :D
I assume you autologin without any display manager?

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Re: New world's record! boot: < 5 sec, < 100M memory.

Post by trytip » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:32 pm

i would install the nvidia drivers. it will add memory usage but it will also relieve your cpu process when using video demanding apps or running movies/tv

but i think DSL(damm small linux got you beat @36MB) :mrgreen: RAM usage is top right on that conky. i believe i seen even lower RAM usage which is all fine at idle but anything requiring todays browsers need a graphic driver if you want a smoother youtube and browsing.
good job BTW keeping your system low ram usage
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Re: New world's record! boot: < 5 sec, < 100M memory.

Post by Flemur » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:34 pm

thx-1138 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:04 pm
...oh, come on, don't tease us... :D
I assume you autologin without any display manager?
I have done so, but not now. It's not worth the hassle, mainly about being able to login to Xfce...but I almost never do that anyway, if I need something from the xfce4 menu I just run xfce4-panel from a terminal, in fluxbox. So maybe I'll try removing lightdm again...

"blame" : 196ms lightdm.service
and uses ?? memory - every measure-method shows a different value - maybe about 1/3 or 1/2 that of an xfce4-terminal.
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Re: New world's record! boot: < 5 sec, < 100M memory.

Post by Flemur » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:26 pm

Without lightdm"

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Startup finished in 3.487s (kernel) + 1.475s (userspace) = 4.963s
$ free -m
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           3941          96        3613           6         231        3612
Swap:          1999           0        1999
The difference from the first values is, I think, smaller than the boot-to-boot-difference with lightdm.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
Mint 18.3 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less
Xubuntu 17.10/fluxbox/pulse-less

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