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Linux Mint 18 Sarah Question and Concern?


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#1 TheJokerz

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:36 PM

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: 1366x768@60.00hz
           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.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:51 PM

Are you using the Microcode Proprietary driver for your processor?

 

also could you run, as su; sudo systemd-analyze  and paste the contents here.

 

it also might help to switch your video driver to the recommended one under "Driver Manager"

 

and yes the HDD could be most of the issue.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:53 PM

I am, is that what the problem is?


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:58 PM

I am, is that what the problem is?

i can not say for certain but try clicking the "Do not use this driver" radio button. and then restart and see if it takes just as long, longer, or shorter.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 05:03 PM

It was slightly faster.  Also I get a blue screen when from when I start to the logon screen and after I logon on to when the desktop loads.  Not sure if this is related to the graphics or something else.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 05:09 PM

you are using the intel video driver right? if so switch to the XORG driver and then restart again.

 

is LM18 the only install on the machine?


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 05:11 PM

Yes I am using the intel video driver (the only one in the machine) and also yes LM18 is the only OS


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 05:15 PM

ahh okay, if there is no other driver then don't worry about it.

have you done the updates yet? 

 

 

**Normally after a clean install it will have a few updates to do, look near the top right corner for a little white and blue shield type thing**


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 05:23 PM

Yes I have done the updates almost everyday.  I use the sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade almost everyday just to make sure that I am up to date.  Unless I am missing something.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 05:33 PM

sudo apt-get upgrade is to upgrade your distro eg, LM17.3 - 18.

 

it could also just be your HDD. 

 

if you have an SSD laying around install it on that and see if there are any changes in speed.

 

We had quite a long talk about boot speeds and such on Linux.  and mainly what it came down to was the HDD and the processor. (in a nutshell), and your processor is just fine. 


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 05:55 PM

I was suspecting the HDD and I do not have a spare SSD lying around (I wish!).  Okay well thank you for your help!


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:08 PM

what os was on the hard drive before you installed linux mint ?


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:18 PM

It was Windows 7, I did a complete format and install of Mint 18


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:32 PM

and did it display the same slowness at bootup...??

 

3 - 5 minutes is just wrong

 

With or without a ssd you should get a much faster bootup time than that


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:47 PM

you might have a read HERE 

 

Be careful making changes....think twice, click once.


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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