How to get a simpler (text only?) startup sequence?

NoOp glgxg at
Sun Dec 9 18:26:44 UTC 2012

On 12/09/2012 08:56 AM, Chris Green wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 04:42:57PM +0000, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 9 December 2012 16:17, Chris Green <cl at> 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.

Comment them out and simply try:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

I use both wireless and hardwire & the above works for me.

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