I installed bootchart and uploaded an image of my latest boot on imageshack: [URL] but I do not know really how to interpret it. Bare in mind that I did not use to have this problem while running Karmic...back then the OS started twice as faster as it does now after the update (now it takes at least 75 seconds to boot) .
I am running Centos 5.3. I ran no updates, performed no installs, nor changed any configuration immediately prior to this issue. My problem is this: when I run the command startx (default runlevel 3), it is a long time (5-10 minutes) before Gnome startx, and once it does start applications will not run. Also, when I try to use sudo (from any environment, even ssh), it is a long time (5-10) before the command is executed.
I cannot say for sure, but it seems like this is an intermittent problem. Sometimes X takes a long time to start, but once it starts it will launch programs. Sometimes X takes a long time to launch, but once it starts it will only launch certain programs. Though presently X always takes a long time to start, and I cannot successfully launch any programs.
A while back a had a similar problem to this (x taking long time to start, sudo taking long time to execute) and it ended up being a DNS problem. Unfortunately, I cannot remember exactly what it was and I stupidly did not document it. Maybe this is also DNS related, I don't know.
I don't know what log files to look at for problems with X, Gnome, and sudo taking a long time to start.
After I installed a new hard drive, when I booted up into Ubuntu, it would give me this error: "failed command: WRITE DMA". So I tried the workarounds and I guess it just covered the log with the Boot Splash, now it's taking a long time just to boot up.
I recently changed my computer so it would auto boot into Ubuntu, but if I hold down the shift key, I can bring up the GRUB menu so I can choose Windows in the rare times I use it[URL]Anyway, I noticed that when I did that, it actually took longer to boot. I timed it today and it took 45 seconds from the time I pressed the power button to get to the login screen! My friend uses Linux a lot and says even with Ubuntu (which he thinks is "too slow") it shouldn't take that long.
It's been a while since this problem started. I have an Acer Aspire 4720z laptop with Ubuntu 10.10 installed. My laptop takes a whole damn 1.5 minutes to boot up and login (measured according to bootchart; I have auto-login enabled) (The majority of this 1.5 minutes is taken up after boot up, so it might indicate a problem with Xorg.)I don't know whether this is relevant, but when I boot up, a message gets displayed: "ata4.01: failed to resume link (SControl 0)". Also, this problem started right around the time I upgraded from Lucid to Maverick, so it could be some problem with my upgrade.find the source of this issue.ATTACHED: bootchart image from last login.boot.log:
Code: fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2 udevd: can not read '/etc/udev/rules.d/z80_user.rules'
It takes a few minutes to start during boot and I just did a fresh install in a virtual machine. Haven't touched sendmail so it has default config. Someone told me it could be a DNS issue, but I can do DNS lookups and navigate the web well.
I use openSuse 11.xx and all was going fine until yesterday. When booting up now, I can't connect to the internet any more. I takes much longer to boot now as if openSuse tries to look for something that disappeared or got corrupt. All started with the latest safety update.
I recently broke down in the face of morbid curiosity and clicked that little version update button. it seems to run flawlessly (after i uninstalled the pesky touchpad) but it takes a long time to boot up now. at least a full minute. is this normal?
I will add also that it said my version of grub had been modified (which i dont remember doing, but may have) so i told it to leave the current one in place.
I am trying to install Lucid on my Laptop but can't get the live cd to boot correctly. At the moment, it's giving me a purple screen with a white logo at the bottom, then a black screen with the underscore character blinking, and then nothing. (I have an HP tm2, with a USB DVD/CD drive. 64bit intel core 2 duo. I am using the Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop AMD64 .iso. I also tried the i386 .iso)
Is there someone from Dallas, Texas, USA area? I've got a friend there with lucid lynx on a netbook - and she says something's gone wrong with it - she cannot boot. Maybe someone could maybe somehow meet with her and see if there is a possibility to fix it? As i don't really know what's wrong but I am on another end of the world and have no chance to figure it out.
I just downloaded the Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS Install CD for the desktop. I am concerned that I have downloaded the wrong ISO or that the CD that I burned is not behaving properly. Unlike all of the other Ubuntu "Live CDs", this one doesn't offer you a choice of what Ubuntu does at Boot-up. There's no menu that asks what you'd like to do. This CD doesn't give you choices like:
- Test Drive Ubuntu without making any changes to your computer - Install Ubuntu - Test CD for Errors - Test Memory - Boot from Hard Disk
Instead, this CD just boots right to a Gnome desktop. Normally this wouldn't be a problem, but it turns out the the CD is performing some actions behind my back that I don't like. All that I wanted to do was to check the CD for errors to make sure that it burned properly. I didn't want it installing on the system where I was doing the burning. Instead of giving me options at boot, the CD automatically loaded Gnome, and then proceeded to mount all of the drives on my system, and then attempted to establish connection to IP address 184.108.40.206. I didn't like that. Luckily my firewall is secure enough that it stopped this unauthorized outbound data traffic dead in its tracks. I used reverse DNS to look up the owner if IP address 220.127.116.11. Here's what I found:
http://whois.domaintools.com/18.104.22.168 IP Information for 22.214.171.124
Is this a Live CD, where you have some options about what to do at boot-up, or is this only an install CD? This information isn't clearly spelled out on the download page. this LiveCD taking control of my computer, mounting my drives, and then establishing contact with Canonical Ltd., without even giving me a menu option before doing so.
Problem occurred after attempting to update firefox and configure evolution. Attempted to update firefox last night, it froze, attempted to open the system monitor to end the unresponsive process, and got a message saying the system was unable to support a new process because it couldn't fork. Did a forced reset, and the following now happens upon starting up. After selecting ubuntu (as it's a dual boot system with Windows XP) at the grub loader, blank screen, to this:
mount: mounting dev/disk/by-uuid/5b24d4b5-9b8d-4608-9387-0d92756dcdd8 on root failed: invalid argument mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: no such file or directory
It will not run recovery mode, and I have no bloody what it means by init=bootarg.
EDIT: Nevermind- I'm going to try the methods listed in [URL], and hope the gods of fsck smile upon my lowly hard drive.
I've been using lucid since the pre alpha and I don't know why but I think it kept getting slower and slower to me until I've noticed "Windows" for god's sakes starts up faster than lucid! I've looked for some suggestions but nothing paid off. I've made a boot chart for my boot. I've noticed mount.ntfs-3g is taking too much time but how to stop it. My fstab is
After a lot of updates yesterday I have found that Lucid will no longer boot, I just get a blank screen that has a cursor flashing in the top left corner. I can't boot into recovery mode to see what the issue(s) might be because I took that option out when I ran update-grub.My question is this, is there a way to run update-grub -either from a live-cd or grub-rescue mode- that would put the recovery boot option back in? I have already edited the /etc/default/grub file to comment out the field.
after upgrading to lucid lynx ubuntu doesn't boot with the new kernels 2.6.32-22-generic and 2.6.32-23-generic (also in recovery mode). But it's does boot with the previous 2.6.31-21-generic kernel. At the time i was hoping to wait it out, but a new kernel has come and the problem persisted. I've been trying to find a solution for this but somehow, amid lots of failed boot blank black screen threads, i didn't relate to any solution. The boot seems to go well until a pixelated logo appears (before the login screen), then goes to a blank black screen and there it stays stuck with no remedy. Looking into dmesg logs - albeit some differences between 2.6.31-21 and the newer 2.6.32-23 - the failed boot seems proper in both logs. In Xorg logs the differences are bigger but i cannot pinpoint a source for this problem.
how to change (rename, delete) lines from boot list in grub 2, Ubuntu 10.04? For example, when I boot my pc, I have a boot list with options "Ubuntu 10.04", "memtest" and "Windows 7". I want to delete "memtest" line, as I don't need it, and rename "Windows 7" line to, for example, "Windows 117". How can I do that? Where I should look and edit? In old grub it was enough to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst, but in Ubuntu 10.04 there is no such file and other grub2-related files (like grub.cfg) do not contain this info to rename or delete lines. So, I can't figure out what to do.
I just did a distribution upgrade on my laptop from 9.1 to 10.04, and it went fine for the most part except this issue. After it boots up, I don't see any window titles/scrollbars/borders and on clicking the icon for "Show desktop" on the bottom left I see the following error message: "Your window manager does not support the show desktop button, or you are not running a window manager."
After googling a bit, I realized that gnome-wm is not starting automatically and so I have to manually start each time to see the windows working properly. Can somebody tell me if there is a way to make sure that gnome-wm starts automatically? I know I can put it in my .bashrc but I want to do it the correct way if possible. If not, I will have to go with that workaround
I am having a problem with a slow wake up from the hibernate in karmic with gnome.My desktop has 2GB of ram and 4GB of swap.m doing standard hibernate from the menu.Hibernation takes 44s, which I can live with for now. But wake up measured from grub boot menu to unlock dialog takes 2m 47s. I think it's reasonable to expect it to take less than a minute.
I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, and it works perfectly.However, since last week (probably after some update), the gnome menu bar takes much longer to appear when I login. After it appears, it works just fine.To clarify, I turn on the system, login, the desktop background image and icons appear, and only after about 30 seconds the upper and lower gnome menu bars appear (a week ago all of it loaded almost instantly).
So as the title says shutdown time takes unusually long. Upwards of 4-6 minutes. I'm used to my linux systems taking about 10 seconds to shutdown, 20 tops. In fact this problem seemed to stem from the natty release because I didn't have this issue with the betas or 10.10....
It seems the longer I use my laptop the longer it takes to shutdown. When I do a quick task like a file backup the shutdown takes 10seconds or so, but if I open up a browser and start surfing for a few hours it takes more like 5 minutes.
Got some speed problems with my backup script, need to save 250GB data (28 network-shares (20 user homefolders included) - each one gets an own zip; approx. 100'000 files)Backupdata are stored on our nas that is embedded with mount -t cifs -o user,pw //networkadress /yet/another/backup/folderPacking process takes about 60! hours (on an intel xeon 3.0 GHz RHEL4 system) - connected via 100mbit networkzip -r /yet/another/backup/folder/asdf.zip /home/asdf/Is there a way to speed up this whole process? Saving via tar.gz instead of ziping?
I have just got some new sheet music; and I was wondering why it takes so long to print from Document viewer. I have a lexmark optra e312 which is connected to a windows network, and other programs seem to work just fine, but this one prints slowly whenever I:connect it to my computer directlyreinstall the printerreinstall ubuntu, even to other variantsMaybe someone could suggest another document viewer? I need to view .pdf, .ps, and .djvu as well as a few others if possible
I did used the Alien-Arena yesterday as usual and did work fine from start to finish! When I launch it today, it is taking about 4 minutes to load the main screen. I did a reinstall and with no success! Completely removed it with synaptic and reinstall... but the problem still remains! Something went wrong and I can't figure out what
After upgrading to a 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04, I have found that it takes a lot longer to open any browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera. Does anyone know why? I thought 64 bit Ubuntu should be faster than the 32 bit version. Nevertheless, I see no difference besides the browser problem mentioned above.
I booted fedora from an live cd not i have a problem when i want to install fedora formatting is taking vey long its already busy for 1 hour and this is te second time im trying to install fedora does it need to take this long ? I've got an unexpected fault for the second time and pressed debug but nothing is happening keeps formatting.