[lubuntu-users] Lubuntu Startup

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 13:57:35 UTC 2016

I have noticed systemd slowing down my computer as well.
There are some tweaks you can do to make it boot quicker.  AFAIK this is 
mostly due to journctl logging excessively.  This coupled with network 
manager eventually makes the system crawl.

I could be wrong about this, but I think it might be the cause.

You can limit the logging capability to less space (I limit mine to 
50MB) that way it doesn't built up cruft.

Also it seems a larger harddrive will take longer to boot that a smaller 
one, in my experience.  I tested booting a 100 Gig hardrive and it went 
reasonably fast.  Once I moved to 500 Gig the boot time is significantly 

Not sure why the password prompt never shows on some occasions, 
though...  I have not had that issue.  You should check your error logs 
to get more detail.
You can check the journctl log by running journctl from a terminal
If you get stuck at a black screen drop to a TTY (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and log 
in there and run journctl

I hope this helps some.

On 07/02/2016 06:32 AM, zbv zbv wrote:
> Dear Lubuntu List,
> Has anybody else been having startup problems recently? I am 
> dual-booting Lubuntu 16.04 (x64) on a relatively new ultrabook with 
> Windows 10.
> I have been noting that my Windows 10 partition consistently boots up 
> faster than Lubuntu, but even more disturbingly, there have been 
> occasions where after booting up the Lubuntu partition, my screen 
> never displays the password-entry prompt and remains blank for nearly 
> a minute.
> In this scenario, more often than not, I have to force a reboot of my 
> system to get the Lubuntu partition to boot.
> Any suggestions?
> Benjamin


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