Slow upstart boot in 9.10

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Thu Feb 11 15:10:27 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Bill Moseley <moseley at> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 6:11 AM, Steve Flynn <anothermindbomb at>
> wrote:
>> Have a look in /var/log for a bootchart.png file (/var/log is from
>> memory, a "find / -name bootchart*" should find it for you if it's not
>> there.
> Hum, well I'll need time to look at this, but the odd thing is once I
> installed the bootchart and rebooted the pause seemed to be gone!

Result! :)

Not useful though as we don't know what the problem is/was.

> Here's my chart:
> I'm not sure I can tell what is blocking -- or how it relates to what I'm
> seeing when booting.

>From the bootchart, you're at a point where you're actually starting
up the desktop at about 32 seconds and to be honest, nothing is
leaping out as causing a huge delay. This looks about right to me.

Could you try turning off auto-login please and reboot - I'd like to
see the bootchart from that too... it'll be in the same place,
suffixes id -1, -2, -3, -4 etc one per boot that date.

You fire up modem_manager and wpa-supplicant. Are these required for you?
PostGres is in there too, along with Mediatomb... were you aware?

I'm not near a ubuntu box right now (at work) so I can't compare and
contrast with my install of Karmic but I shall do so this evening.

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