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Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by sc2dave » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:48 am

Hello all, new member. Anyways , I have an Inspiron 1525 with only Mint. I only use it for email, websites, videos. is this the best distro to have for my needs? Also, why does it take about 2 minutes to load? Is there an hdd tester? This is barely my 3rd week or so with any Linux os. Thanks

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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by Moem » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:44 am

Hello, can you please post the result of the following terminal command, and enclose it in code tags? That's the button marked </>.
This is needed for pretty much any question about your system, so it's a good habit to post it straight away.

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inxi -Fxz
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by sc2dave » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:18 pm

Here's the results:

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System:    Host: david-Inspiron-1525 Kernel: 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 1525
           Mobo: Dell model: 0U990C Bios: Dell v: A13 date: 06/27/2008
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T5800 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 7980
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 2000 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-36-generic
Network:   Card-1: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
           driver: sky2 v: 1.30 port: de00 bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: enp9s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
           driver: wl bus-ID: 0b:00.0
           IF: wlp11s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (6.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9320320AS size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 291G used: 16G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.21GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A fan-2: 0 fan-3: 0
Info:      Processes: 147 Uptime: 19 min Memory: 983.5/3936.1MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35> Like I said earlier, I barely know this Linux setup.
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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by Sir Charles » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:34 pm

Run

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sudo blkid
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cat /etc/fstab
to check the UUID for the swap partition matches.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by sc2dave » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:38 pm

/dev/sda1: UUID="93a5aabe-9456-4e18-9a5c-7930c89ed7b1" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="20e72e90-01"
/dev/sda5: UUID="0c6d76fb-a1da-4d1e-a2e5-303d5fad34bc" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="20e72e90-05", This is the second command ......david@david-Inspiron-1525 ~ $ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=93a5aabe-9456-4e18-9a5c-7930c89ed7b1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=0c6d76fb-a1da-4d1e-a2e5-303d5fad34bc none swap sw 0 0

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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by Sir Charles » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:50 pm

That looks good!
A couple of suggestions:
Since your machine is almost 8-9 years old, it might fare better with kernel 4.4.0-116.
You could also disable some services you don't need and thereby decreasing boot-up time. (see viewtopic.php?f=18&t=265254&p=1440579&h ... d#p1440579 for some ideas)
As for testing the HHD, others are surley more adept to give you suggestions on how to go about doing that.
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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by sc2dave » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:00 pm

OK, where do I get this kernel? What else can I disable, to make this more faster? Remember, I just started learning this a few weeks ago and don't know anything really about any linux

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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by Sir Charles » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:07 pm

For the Kernel, go to Update Manager --> View --> Linux kernel. Find your way to 4.4.0-116. Click on it and choose to install.
Power off. Power on again while holding the left-shift key down. In the menu choose the newly installed kernel.
Try it and see if your machine runs better on that.

For disabling the services see the link I posted above to get some ideas.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by Sir Charles » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:17 pm

You can check your kernel version in terminal:

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uname -r
Could you post the output from

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systemd-analyze blame
copy-paste the output between code tags:</>
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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by sc2dave » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:26 pm

I did that and i only saw 4.13.06 or something like that and earlier versions. I made sure it was the one you mentioned. it did d/l

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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by Sir Charles » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:31 pm

Have you already installed 4.4.0-116?
You can check the kernel you are currently running:

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uname -r
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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by sc2dave » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:32 pm

4.13.0-36-generic

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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by Sir Charles » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:40 pm

In order to boot 4.4.0-116, you should press and hold down left-shift key immediately after you power on. From the menu (maybe it is under Advanced option) choose 4.4.0-116.
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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by sc2dave » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:48 pm

I do see the advanced one but all it says is Mint and the version that I have. I click on it and the highest version is still the 413 one and earlier versions..

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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:50 pm

In Update Manager, you should click on VIEW Kernels and then this display screen show up.


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Kernels.png

click on x.116 and then Install


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Kernel Select.png

Please ignore the fact that I have a lessor kernel installed, it is just a backup in case something happens to my 4.13.x kernel
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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by Sir Charles » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:53 pm

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ls /boot
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lsblk
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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by sc2dave » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:29 am

That's what I have been doing. I ran those other commands. david@david-Inspiron-1525 ~ $ ls /boot
abi-4.10.0-38-generic memtest86+.bin
abi-4.13.0-32-generic memtest86+.elf
abi-4.13.0-36-generic memtest86+_multiboot.bin
abi-4.4.0-116-generic retpoline-4.13.0-36-generic
config-4.10.0-38-generic retpoline-4.4.0-116-generic
config-4.13.0-32-generic System.map-4.10.0-38-generic
config-4.13.0-36-generic System.map-4.13.0-32-generic
config-4.4.0-116-generic System.map-4.13.0-36-generic
grub System.map-4.4.0-116-generic
initrd.img-4.10.0-38-generic vmlinuz-4.10.0-38-generic
initrd.img-4.13.0-32-generic vmlinuz-4.13.0-32-generic
initrd.img-4.13.0-36-generic vmlinuz-4.13.0-36-generic
initrd.img-4.4.0-116-generic vmlinuz-4.4.0-116-generic
david@david-Inspiron-1525 ~ $ lsblk
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom
sda 8:0 0 298.1G 0 disk
├─sda2 8:2 0 1K 0 part
├─sda5 8:5 0 3G 0 part [SWAP]
└─sda1 8:1 0 295.1G 0 part /

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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by sc2dave » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:48 am

I checked the updater and it says " You are currently using the kernel 4.13.06. then on the 440.116 line in the middle it says installed.

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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by Sir Charles » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:37 am

You should be able to choose to boot 4.4.0-116 through the procedure described above.
You could consider removing the other kernels but keep at least one more (4.13.0-36 for example). In case anything goes wrong you will have an
spare one.

You could also take a look at the link I posted before for disabling some services. The candidates for being disabled are safe as I can attest to it myself but the gain in boot-up time is in order of seconds.

If you would have the possibility to replace your HDD with an SSD that would certainly speed things up. But perhaps the long boot-up time can have other reasons that I am ignorant of. For those I am sure much more knowledgeable forum members will suggest you the right course of action.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: Mint takes about 2 minutes to get to desktop

Post by j8a » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:00 am

Hi, I also use a Dell Inspiron 1501, which has lower performance. I think you are lucky, here are my results.

inxi -Sz
System: Host: pcjochoa Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
ls /boot
abi-4.10.0-38-generic memtest86+.bin
abi-4.8.0-53-generic memtest86+.elf
config-4.10.0-38-generic memtest86+_multiboot.bin
config-4.8.0-53-generic System.map-4.10.0-38-generic
grub System.map-4.8.0-53-generic
initrd.img-4.10.0-38-generic vmlinuz-4.10.0-38-generic
initrd.img-4.8.0-53-generic vmlinuz-4.8.0-53-generic

systemd-analyze blame
4.287s apt-daily-upgrade.service
2.603s dev-sda1.device
1.335s ModemManager.service
1.252s accounts-daemon.service
1.018s console-setup.service
959ms systemd-logind.service
941ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
878ms loadcpufreq.service
834ms apparmor.service
767ms lightdm.service
continues...

systemd-analyze critical-chain
The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the "@" character.
The time the unit takes to start is printed after the "+" character.

graphical.target @1min 32.409s
└─lightdm.service @1min 31.635s +767ms
└─systemd-user-sessions.service @1min 30.846s +105ms
└─basic.target @1min 30.400s
└─sockets.target @1min 30.400s
└─acpid.socket @1min 30.400s
└─sysinit.target @1min 30.395s
└─brltty.service @3.274s
└─system.slice @213ms
└─-.slice @192ms

Afterwards, I think you are not far from me, did you?

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