How to make my xwindow logon faster in Ubuntu?

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Oct 18 05:04:24 UTC 2008

loody wrote:
> I install 8.04 hardy on my IBM x22, but each time it takes about 10
> mins to let me see the xwindow logon page.

10 mins seems to be very slow for a 800MHz machine - my 180 MHz machine 
used to be that slow. But I have no idea why it takes so long. In your 
dmesg.log I can't see anything suspicious but maybe there is something 
in "/var/log/Xorg.0.log".

> BTW, would someone tell me what the number in front of dmesg used for?

That's a time stamp with the time from starting the kernel in seconds.

> and where I can find inittab to change my running level while booting?

Ubuntu uses upstart as a replacement for sysvinit so we don't have an 
inittab any longer. If you don't want the GUI, you could remove the entry 
in "/etc/X11/default-display-manager". Possibly there are better ways to 
get the CLI login but this should work.


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