[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu very slow boot or freeze?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Sep 12 07:44:31 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-09-11 at 22:38 -0700, Lee Gold wrote:
> Using Xubuntu 13.04. The boot is so slow I have trouble waiting. The
> hard drive is cranking, no hour glass, no blinking cursor. I think if I
> waited 5 minutes it would eventually have the desktop, i don't think
> it's freezing.
> Is there a way to speed this up?

When I start any of my Linux installs, I have splash screens disabled,
IOW I see the messages instead.

If there should be a Xubuntu splash screen, press Esc or a F key, I
guess F2, this should disable the splash screen. To permanently disable
it, you need to edit your boot loader's configuration.

It might be that you've go a large drive and the drive automatically is
checked, this could take a while. It also might be that the startup
stopped and you are asked to do something. You could see this in the log
files, but lets start with taking a look at the messages, you get at
startup ;).

This is Linux and the startup done by upstart (for other distros by init
or systemd) doesn't show graphical crap such as a hour glass, but useful
messages instead. Unfortunately many distros nowadays spam the messages
with idiotic splash screens.

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