How to get a simpler (text only?) startup sequence?
cl at isbd.net
Sun Dec 9 17:48:33 UTC 2012
On Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 05:29:07PM +0000, Colin Law wrote:
> On 9 December 2012 16:56, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 04:42:57PM +0000, Colin Law wrote:
> >> On 9 December 2012 16:17, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> >> > ...
> >> > There are still the long delays caused by plymouth waiting for a
> >> > network that's not there (the hardwired interface) on my laptop. What
> >> > I see is 20 seconds or so of nothing, then a dozen lines or so
> >> > of starting/stopping information, then:-
> >> >
> >> > Waiting for network configuration
> >> > Waiting for up to 60 more seconds for network configuration
> >> >
> >> > These are new, never used to happen, and add a couple of minutes or more
> >> > to the boot time.
> >> Do you have an obsolete entry in /etc/network/interfaces?
> > Well, yes and no.
> > There's an entry for the hardwired ethernet interface but I want to use
> > that when it *is* available. When I'm at home I plug the laptop into my
> > LAN using the RJ-45. The trouble is that when there isn't a cable
> > plugged in it still waits two minutes for the interface.
> Normally one would only have the two lines for lo, I believe. By
> having eth0 there you are forcing it to wait until it comes up, rather
> than just letting it come up in its own time, I think.
You're dead right, thank you. Simply deleting the lines:-
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet dhcp
>From /etc/network/interfaces has fixed the problem. No delay at start-up
and the laptop uses the hard-wired interface if available and, if not,
I think the trouble is that the above lines are added to /etc/network/interfaces
at installation time, I certainly didn't put them there.
Thanks again! :-)
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