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Long Sign in time????

#1 Post by joesplace » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:35 pm

Hello all! I'm new to MX Linux and just installed on my Dell Inspiron 1720 and it runs fast. Yes, I booted Windows and decided to give Linux a try. Everything runs without error but I'm having one slight problem maybe someone can help me with. From the time I sign in to the desktop, it's almost 5 minutes till I can do anything. Everything freezes until the panel loads then I can go to work. Don't know much about this OS or how to troubleshoot.

Is this a problem or is it normal?

Joe

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Re: Long Sign in time????

#2 Post by Pierre » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:13 pm

Nope - - that's definitely not normal - - is there any errors displaced during the boot ?.
- - any type of messages, at all ?.

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Re: Long Sign in time????

#3 Post by joesplace » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:36 pm

Thanks for the reply Pierre - no messages and nothing display except the desktop without the panel. Once the panel displays, I can use the computer but it takes almost 5 minutes . . .

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Re: Long Sign in time????

#4 Post by Stevo » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:36 pm

If you use the systemd boot option in the advanced GRUB options, does it make any difference?

If not, you can use the systemd-analyze tool to try and find what's taking the longest, or else use bootchart with the standard boot.

https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/systemd-blame.html

Until it's fixed, can you avoid rebooting by using suspend or hibernate?

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Re: Long Sign in time????

#5 Post by joesplace » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:26 am

Stevo - I tried the systemd boot option and it makes no difference. Also timed startup with a stop watch and from pushing the power button to system load is 6:17 minutes
Just a thought, does MX Linux handle an SSD well?

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Re: Long Sign in time????

#6 Post by joesplace » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:36 am

The User Manual says "avoid setting up a SWAP file on the SSD to avoid slowing it down." So how do I get rid of my swap partition and file? Can you just turn it off?

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Re: Long Sign in time????

#7 Post by asqwerth » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:44 am

joesplace wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:35 pm
Hello all! I'm new to MX Linux and just installed on my Dell Inspiron 1720 and it runs fast. Yes, I booted Windows and decided to give Linux a try. Everything runs without error but I'm having one slight problem maybe someone can help me with. From the time I sign in to the desktop, it's almost 5 minutes till I can do anything. Everything freezes until the panel loads then I can go to work. Don't know much about this OS or how to troubleshoot.

Is this a problem or is it normal?

Joe
When you say "sign in", you mean the login page itself where you enter your password, right? It has nothing to do with bootup in that case, since you're already booted into the MX desktop manager page.

So:

1. please post text output of this command in the terminal:

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inxi -r
This will give us your system and hardware information.

2. let us know if you have installed any other program in MX after installing it.
Desktop: Intel i5-4460, 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics
Clevo N130WU-based Ultrabook: Intel i7-8550U (Kaby Lake R), 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics (UEFI)
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Re: Long Sign in time????

#8 Post by joesplace » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:49 am

asqwerth - here's the output and I have not installed anything else:
root@mx:/home/shortstop# inxi -r
Repos: Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
1: deb http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/stretch stretch main
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list
1: deb http://iso.mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list

Is this what you wanted??

here's inxi output:
CPU: Dual Core Intel Core2 Duo T7250 (-MCP-) speed/min/max: 798/800/2001 MHz
Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 Up: 37m Mem: 1152.0/3939.4 MiB (29.2%) HDD: 119.24 GiB (4.2% used)
Procs: 179 Shell: bash 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.10

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Re: Long Sign in time????

#9 Post by asqwerth » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:09 am

joesplace wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:49 am
asqwerth - here's the output and I have not installed anything else:
root@mx:/home/shortstop# inxi -r
Repos: Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
1: deb http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/stretch stretch main
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list
1: deb http://iso.mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list

Is this what you wanted??

here's inxi output:
CPU: Dual Core Intel Core2 Duo T7250 (-MCP-) speed/min/max: 798/800/2001 MHz
Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 Up: 37m Mem: 1152.0/3939.4 MiB (29.2%) HDD: 119.24 GiB (4.2% used)
Procs: 179 Shell: bash 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.10
Oops! My brain was distracted. Actually what I wanted was the output for

inxi -F
Desktop: Intel i5-4460, 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics
Clevo N130WU-based Ultrabook: Intel i7-8550U (Kaby Lake R), 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics (UEFI)
ASUS X42D laptop: AMD Phenom II, 6GB RAM, Mobility Radeon HD 5400

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Re: Long Sign in time????

#10 Post by joesplace » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:27 am

Try this:
root@mx:/home/shortstop# inxi -F
System: Host: mx Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Console: tty 1
Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14, 2018
Machine: Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 1720 v: N/A serial: 67ZNZF1
Mobo: Dell model: 0UK439 serial: .67ZNZF1.CN4864382J0728. BIOS: Dell v: A09
date: 07/11/2008
Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 62.9 Wh condition: 74.4/73.3 Wh (102%)
CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo T7250 bits: 64 type: MCP
L2 cache: 2048 KiB
Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/2001 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1920x1200~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM v: 2.1 Mesa 13.0.6
Audio: Card-1: Intel 82801H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-1-amd64
Network: Card-1: Broadcom Limited BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44
Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n driver: b43-pci-bridge
Card-3: Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb
IF-ID-1: eth0 state: down mac: 00:1d:09:c9:19:ff
IF-ID-2: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:16:cf:38:80:7b
Drives: HDD Total Size: 119.24 GiB used: 5.05 GiB (4.2%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD SM841 2.5 7mm 128GB size: 119.24 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 114.87 GiB used: 5.05 GiB (4.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A sodimm: 47.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
Info: Processes: 179 Uptime: 1h 10m Memory: 3.85 GiB used: 1.46 GiB (37.9%) Shell: bash
inxi: 3.0.10

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