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Aug 2, 2010

Each time I boot my opensuse 11.2 system one of the very first things that happens is that the system seems to test how fast it can handle my HDD, an older EIDE drive with the wide ribbon cable. This takes about a minute, one test each 15 secs or so until it gets down to about 33 speed and then the boot proceeds as normal.

I guess this is just the normal testing by the more advanced sata procedures in the kernel (2.6.34). If I were only booting this machine once every 6 months it would not be an issue, but I do so at least once a day. Is there any way to indicate to the system the speed of the connection so that it does not have to do the test, or close the gap a bit so that it finds the answer more quickly?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Boot Speed In KDE LiveCD

Sep 6, 2010

I'm having very strange issues with OpenSUSE 11.3 KDE LiveCD, mainly performance-wise. Most noticeably, it takes 10-30 minutes to actually boot the system, and it doesn't matter whether the LiveCD is booted from the USB or if it's install into the hard disk. There aren't any noticeable errors during boot, though, except a few "timeout" errors and not being able to lauch VirtualBox Guest Additions (which I don't need since it's not run from VirtualBox anyway).

It takes the most time during the "scanning USB devices" section if I boot from the USB, and during the state where it detects the network card/assigns an IP. In both cases, every dot that appears there takes around 2 minutes. During the boot, the PC seems to be mostly idle, and appears to do something only occasinally, when certain parts of the boot sequence are passed, so that makes boot up feel "jumpy" - nothing happens for 10 minutes, then the PC starts accessing the HDD, then nothing happens for 10 more minutes.

There are other performance problems, noticeably during installation to HDD (through the Install option from the CD startup menu - it's quite a bit faster when started from the running LiveCD). For instance, it takes around 5-10 minutes to make the screen where you need to choose the language and keyboard layout responsive. The performance, in both cases, seems to be inconsistent - sometimes it starts booting and responding quickly, the other times it's really slow, up to the point of outright hanging.

System specs:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 925
HDD: WD Caviar Black 640 GB
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4890

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Select allroot@kali:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=./largefile bs=8k count=10000
10000+0 records in
10000+0 records out
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max : 420 kB/s
ave : ~ 200 kB/s

After upgrade to openSUSE 11.3-64 the figures dropped to about 25% of the previous values. After upgrade to KDE 4.5 and plasmoid-networkmanagement the initial values did not change but the average value dropped after about 30 seconds to ~ 15 kB/s. Approach so far:

1. The motherboard's (A780GM-LE) build in LAN (Realtek RLT8111DL) was originally detected by openSUSE 11.3 as the Realtek RLT8169 and kernel module r8169 installed. This was replaced by the latest module r8168-8.019.00 from Realtek.

2. After kernel update to Linux x86_64 the plasmoid-networkmanagement was replace by NetworkManager-kde4. This improved flow with,

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ave : ~ 80 kB/s

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if I accept all the defaults through the installer (apart from small details like timezone), I end up with a system in which the network does not work. It seems that /etc/network/interfaces has eth0 but the actual network card is called enp0s3, so no network comes up at first boot (despite that the network works fine during the actual install). I can easily fix it after the first boot by editing /etc/network/interfaces and replacing eth0 by enp0s3 and then doing an ifup. This is fine for a workaround but begs the question of why does it fail in the first place.

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