Mint 19 Boot issue [SOLVED]

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Corvus
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Mint 19 Boot issue [SOLVED]

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Hi there,

I decided to upgrade to Cinnamon 19 from MATE 18.3 on my Thinkpad X1 (1st one). The boot used to be blazing fast with 18.3, taking only around ten seconds, but the Mint 19 boot is having a nagging issue. The boot process would start the same, but instead of showing the desktop at the end, black screen shows up as though it's sleeping. I can only get it to desktop after about a minute, and only after pressing and clicking wildly and randomly.

I see other people having slow boot issues as well, but my hardware isn't that old and there's no slow boot problem when I tested with Manjaro KDE.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Mint 19 Boot issue

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Corvus wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:07 pm
The boot used to be blazing fast with 18.3, taking only around ten seconds, but the Mint 19 boot is having a nagging issue.
Please post the output of this terminal command:

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inxi -S
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Re: Mint 19 Boot issue

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Here you go

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System:    Host: Rumi Kernel: 4.15.0-24-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: MATE 1.20.1  Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
EDIT: I forgot to add that I am now on Mint 19 MATE and I'm having the same issues as Cinnamon even though it is a bit faster (as expected).

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Re: Mint 19 Boot issue

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I've also included 'systemd-analyze blame' result just in case someone asks. I don't think there's any issue there.

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746ms dev-sda1.device
           394ms udisks2.service
           361ms networkd-dispatcher.service
           331ms NetworkManager.service
           324ms ubuntu-system-adjustments.service
           268ms systemd-journal-flush.service
           264ms upower.service
           243ms accounts-daemon.service
           213ms ModemManager.service
           209ms systemd-rfkill.service
           201ms lightdm.service
           194ms plymouth-quit-wait.service
           184ms avahi-daemon.service
           180ms systemd-resolved.service
           165ms keyboard-setup.service
           153ms apport.service
           152ms grub-common.service
           147ms wpa_supplicant.service
           146ms speech-dispatcher.service
           131ms swapfile.swap
           123ms hddtemp.service
           118ms systemd-logind.service
           117ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
           110ms apparmor.service
           107ms thermald.service
            90ms systemd-journald.service
            88ms lvm2-monitor.service
            83ms networking.service
            72ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
            68ms lm-sensors.service
            56ms polkit.service
            55ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
            46ms gpu-manager.service
            46ms systemd-modules-load.service
            45ms dns-clean.service
            45ms pppd-dns.service
            44ms packagekit.service
            43ms user@1000.service
            34ms plymouth-start.service
            33ms systemd-udevd.service
            29ms setvtrgb.service
            27ms rsyslog.service
            24ms plymouth-read-write.service
            23ms systemd-backlight@leds:tpacpi::kbd_backlight.service
            21ms kerneloops.service
            19ms colord.service
            19ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
            19ms ntp.service
            19ms dev-mqueue.mount
            19ms kmod-static-nodes.service
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            19ms ufw.service
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            16ms dev-hugepages.mount
            16ms systemd-remount-fs.service
            15ms bluetooth.service
            12ms systemd-random-seed.service
            12ms ureadahead-stop.service
            11ms systemd-update-utmp.service
             9ms systemd-user-sessions.service
             8ms console-setup.service
             8ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
             6ms openvpn.service
             5ms systemd-backlight@backlight:intel_backlight.service
             5ms systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service
             5ms rtkit-daemon.service

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Re: Mint 19 Boot issue

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use timeshift go go back to when the system worked
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Re: Mint 19 Boot issue

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But I just installed it? It's the same with both Cinnamon and MATE. It was the first thing I checked when I installed MATE.

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Re: Mint 19 Boot issue

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do a timeshift before doing critical changes.
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Re: Mint 19 Boot issue

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I apologize, my wording must have caused a confusion. When I say upgrade, I meant change to the new release. I did a clean install of Mint 19 cinnamon first, then I did a clean install of the MATE version. The only thing I did after the clean install was to do the software update and sudo apt-get update on terminal before doing a restart to check the issue.

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Re: Mint 19 Boot issue

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Did it already boot slowly the first time right after you installed it, or only the second time after you applied all updates?

If only the second time: The kernel -24 has been causing trouble for many people. I don't know what the problem is exactly because personally I had no trouble with that kernel version. What you do is you press shift at boot time right at the start (after BIOS screen ends, before the Mint logo comes up) to get into the GRUB boot menu, select the advances option there and go with the -20 kernel version. Then, once booted, and assuming you booted fine, go to Software Manager > View > Linux Kernels and remove the -24 kernel.

You can update up to the -23 kernel (best done via the package manager) but skip the -24 kernel, wait for a fixed -25 to come out.
Tune up your LM 19+: ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools

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Re: Mint 19 Boot issue

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Thanks gm10! :) That was exactly the issue. I guess I'll wait for the next kernel.

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Re: Mint 19 Boot issue [SOLVED]

Post by donbenoit »

I have the same problem on my Dell Latitude D830 when I installed Linux Mint 19. I went back and reinstalled Linux Mint 18.3 and have no problems.

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