So I have just installed and started to customize my amazing Mint 18 Sarah! I do have a couple of questions. I feel for the hardware that I have this should not really be an issue. But it takes a good 3-5 minutes for mint to completely boot to the desktop including the time it takes for me to enter my password. Here are my system specs
swyant@media ~ $ inxi -Fx System: Host: media Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Latitude E4310 v: 0001 Mobo: Dell model: 04HKYP v: A00 Bios: Dell v: A14 date: 12/05/2013 CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7 M 620 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10640 clock speeds: max: 2667 MHz 1: 1333 MHz 2: 1333 MHz 3: 1466 MHz 4: 1199 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-21-generic Network: Card-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 6040 bus-ID: 00:19.0 IF: eno1 state: down mac: 5c:26:0a:12:97:e2 Card-2: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter driver: wl bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 1c:65:9d:22:46:ad Drives: HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (3.2% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2500BEKT size: 250.1GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 222G used: 6.6G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 201 Uptime: 31 min Memory: 1119.2/7909.5MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35
Also is there anything that I can do to speed this up? If I had to guess most of the lag is probably from my HDD as it is a mechanical spinner, probably 54k speed. If anyone has any input or suggestions I would gladly follow them.
Thanks in advance.