Ubuntu :: Maverick Takes Too Long To Boot (1.5 Minutes)?
Jan 25, 2011
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:
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2
udevd: can not read '/etc/udev/rules.d/z80_user.rules'
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.
I just installed fedora 12 on my new harddrive, and it's booting up extremely slow (but once I'm logged into the system, it all seems to run fine). Right now my set-up looks like this: 1TB HD: new install of fedora 12 300GB HD: Windows xp & my previous install of fedora 12
My previous installation of fedora 12 never booted this slow until after I installed Fedora 12 on my new HD. It seems to freeze right before the log in screen, and after I log in, both installations take about a minute to get to a usable desktop. I pressed the Esc key during startup to see if anything was wrong, and it didn't hang up on anything. However, as it was loading the login screen (where it first begins to get sluggish), I was kicked out of the terminal view and forced to wait in the gui for log in.
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) .
This is kind of cross post from the 10.10 beta forum, but since that thread went by without a solution, forum (and thread) are locked and this problem still exists, I'll try again.
When I reboot my machine, it seems to go pretty quickly. However looking at the log it seems that most everything is running after about 8.6 seconds, and then USB starts loading up. The first log entry regarding USB comes at 32 seconds, second one at 62 seconds. The keyboard starts working at 84 seconds and the mouse at 166 seconds.
Note, this same system was running 9.10, 10.4 and various other distros I tested without such problems...
I've removed all hubs, everything is directly connected to the computer. code...
Machine Specs: Asus P5B Deluxe w/ Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 8gigs of ram and an Asus GeForce 8400 GS. I downloaded and installed the x86_64 DVD Installation disc for Fedora 11 the day of the release. I allowed the installer to utilize 100% of the disk with the default partition configuration. I only installed KDE.
Upon first boot the machine didn't boot in under 20 seconds, but it wasn't slow enough to give it any though. Once logged in, everything ran great. The system has been running great since the launch date. I rebooted once or twice since them and thought the same thing as the first boot, not particularly fast, but not slow enough to care.
This morning I rebooted and it almost seemed broken. It takes about 20 minutes to get past the loading bar, and way too much time to log in. When the loading bar is going I hit escape. It looked like "Starting system message bus" took the longest, but it wasn't the only slow thing. After some more time, the background for the log in prompt appeared. Once the log in prompt fully appeared I mistyped my password. It took a good four minutes to authenticate unsuccessfully. I reentered my information correctly. It took another four minutes for the prompt to disappear, then it continued to load very slowly.
Hardware: Toshiba NB200 with Atom 280 & 2GB, 160 GB HD Everything works great except the boot time. My default boot is F11 & when the system starts in "yuk" Windows it only takes a few seconds! but when I start in F11 it takes 15 - 20 minutes for it to start. No error messages, nothing in dmesg, standard configuration. The same system with Win XP & F10 worked fine?
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.
Title describes the problem rather well. After selecting Linux 2.6.23-22-generic 64-bit in the GRUB bootloader, I am staring at a black screen with a white flashing underscore for almost 2 minutes (usually between 1min40sec and 2min). The Linux kernel is loading here, and it's taking forever!
Once Plymouth starts it barely even manages to flash into view before it's done and I get to login, so bravo @ Canonical.
But seriously, I need that boot time cut down A LOT.
Since I'm assuming it has quite some relevance, here's all my installed programs: (So if you know any offenders you can point them out)
EDIT: I can see it also lists packages I've removed after installing them. Removed packages are listed as "deinstall" and are, obviously, NOT installed or functioning, but their config files remain I assume.
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 use fedora 13, recently updated. I used to have an issue with wine fonts but it got solved once i upgraded. What isn't solved with the upgrade is the awful long time it takes wine to load anything. any suggestions? It's hard to find a solution on the internet for this issue cause if i search wine takes to long to load it returns how long does wine have to stay in a cellar.
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.
I'm having trouble with Vim in any terminal emulator I use. I have a link (vi) to vim. Occasionally it will take very long to load, whether I use 'vi' or 'vi file'. Before, if I could I would restart X, and then it would load instantly again, but I waited this time and it did load, after a minute or so. Is this a problem with X or vim?
Is that normal for Ubuntu Linux to take 5 to 10 minutes for computers to show up in the Windows Network Neighborhood in Nautilus after startup. It also takes 5 to 10 minutes to show Samba shares on my windows computer using NetBios (not however by entering ip). Is there a lag because of a set time of netbios network broadcasts to exchange netbios information to resolve by WINS. Is there any way this can be sped up so I can use my network immediately? Is there any way to force these broadcasts?
I have a newly installed Kubuntu 10.04 running here, works fine except for one thing.
I have a kind of "fileserver" and it has a samba share that I have mounted in the home folder of my desktop computer ("/home/xxx/fileserver", the server is running an older version of Ubuntu, can't exactly remember what it is but the filesystem is ext2, if that's of any importance).
I have large files on the server, mostly video. When I use Dolphin (or Konqueror, doesn't make any difference) and right click one of these large files and choose Properties, it takes a LONG time to load the properties window. As if it copies the file to local hd before opening properties, or something.
The reason why I posted here and not in the networking section is, that I had the exact same setup with my previous installation which was Kubuntu 8.04, and also at least three different Ubuntu's before that. Never had this problem before, so I think my server and networking thingies are okay.
just upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04LTS and upon first reboot it gets stuck at the splash screen.. it just keeps loading over and over, nothing happens.I don't have the liveCD as I just did the download from the internet via Synaptic Softwarethis is what I tried:hit ESC when GRUB menu loads.. tried to hit "e" on the boot option and nothing happens.. I was told changing quite splash to nomodeset would fix it but it doesn't even say quiet splash, unless someone wants to walk me through it.I'm soo frustrated, I have tons of e-mails and documents that I need to save.is there a fix to get me back in just so I can copy my emails and docs and do a fresh install?