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Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« on: July 27, 2018, 01:28:06 pm »
Just got a second hand Dell Latitude D630.  4gb ram and 1.8ghz.
It takes nearly 5 minutes to Peppermint to boot.  I've tried re-booting a few times but the same.  I get a textured screen in the background for ages and then the logo pops up and then back to the blank screen.  Even after logging in it take ages to finish.

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 01:33:59 pm »
Please have a look through this topic and see if it helps  ;)
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,7186.0.html
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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 01:37:41 pm »
Thanks Pin.  I ran systemd-analyze blame and the top ones are as follows:

1min 30.177s nmbd.service
         34.243s plymouth-start.service
         31.781s lightdm.service
         31.773s plymouth-quit-wait.service
         12.330s dev-sda1.device
         12.181s keyboard-setup.service

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 01:52:02 pm »
If you read through the whole thread...
Are you willing to try a different kernel?
What version of Peppermint are you running and what's the output of
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uname -a
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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 03:26:24 pm »
Thanks Pin.  I ran systemd-analyze blame and the top ones are as follows:

1min 30.177s nmbd.service
         34.243s plymouth-start.service
         31.781s lightdm.service
         31.773s plymouth-quit-wait.service
         12.330s dev-sda1.device
         12.181s keyboard-setup.service

Hi Kloos
nmbd is the Samba Service, can you post the result of:

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systemctl status nmbd.service

plymouth-start.service is responsible for logging errors during boot (amongst other things).  Most likely reason why it is taking so long is that it is busy logging errors so we need to find out what errors are being logged.  Can you post the result of:

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sudo dmesg | grep -i "error\|warn\|fail"

and finally, we need to know a bit more about the hardware in your laptop to help identify if there are any known bugs that could be affecting performance so can you post the output of

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inxi -Fz

I have a similar laptop, a Dell 631 which has AMD opposed to Intel like yours and it is one of my favourite laptops.  I'm sure with a little bit of tweaking, you will have a very capable laptop.
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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2018, 02:31:11 am »
If you read through the whole thread...
Are you willing to try a different kernel?
What version of Peppermint are you running and what's the output of
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uname -a
I guess i might have to try a different one.

Linux martin-Latitude-D630 4.15.0-29-generic #31-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 17 15:39:52 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 02:32:39 am »
 nmbd.service - Samba NMB Daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/nmbd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: timeout) since Sun 2018-07-29 07:26:24 BST; 5min ago
     Docs: man:nmbd(8)
           man:samba(7)
           man:smb.conf(5)
  Process: 747 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/nmbd --foreground --no-process-group $NMBDOPTIONS (
 Main PID: 747 (code=killed, signal=TERM)
   Status: "nmbd: No local IPv4 non-loopback interfaces available, waiting for interfa

Jul 29 07:24:54 martin-Latitude-D630 systemd[1]: Starting Samba NMB Daemon...
Jul 29 07:26:24 martin-Latitude-D630 systemd[1]: nmbd.service: Start operation timed o
Jul 29 07:26:24 martin-Latitude-D630 systemd[1]: nmbd.service: Failed with result 'tim
Jul 29 07:26:24 martin-Latitude-D630 systemd[1]: Failed to start Samba NMB Daemon.

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2018, 02:33:49 am »
Wow lots of errors

[    0.220125] acpi PNP0A03:00: _OSC failed (AE_NOT_FOUND); disabling ASPM
[    0.353556] pci 0000:03:01.0: BAR 15: failed to assign [mem size 0x04000000 pref]
[    0.353570] pci 0000:03:01.0: BAR 16: failed to assign [mem size 0x04000000]
[    0.353597] pci 0000:03:01.0: BAR 16: failed to assign [mem size 0x04000000]
[    0.353612] pci 0000:03:01.0: BAR 15: failed to assign [mem size 0x04000000 pref]
[    1.928369] RAS: Correctable Errors collector initialized.
[    3.216220] ata4.01: failed to resume link (SControl 0)
[   14.048243] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_flip_done [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:34:pipe A] flip_done timed out
[   14.152289] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 96 at /build/linux-60XibS/linux-4.15.0/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_vblank.c:1073 drm_wait_one_vblank+0x181/0x190 [drm]
[   24.288231] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:34:pipe A] flip_done timed out
[   34.528232] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [PLANE:28:plane A] flip_done timed out
[   40.420863] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[   51.519053] leds dell::kbd_backlight: Setting an LED's brightness failed (-5)
[   63.968255] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_flip_done [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:34:pipe A] flip_done timed out
[   64.072322] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 512 at /build/linux-60XibS/linux-4.15.0/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_vblank.c:1073 drm_wait_one_vblank+0x181/0x190 [drm]
[   74.208244] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:34:pipe A] flip_done timed out
[   84.448247] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [PLANE:28:plane A] flip_done timed out
[  101.856275] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_flip_done [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:41:pipe B] flip_done timed out
[  101.960363] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 512 at /build/linux-60XibS/linux-4.15.0/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_vblank.c:1073 drm_wait_one_vblank+0x181/0x190 [drm]
[  112.096235] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:41:pipe B] flip_done timed out
[  122.336239] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [PLANE:35:plane B] flip_done timed out
[  133.344287] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_flip_done [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:41:pipe B] flip_done timed out
[  133.447905] WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 759 at /build/linux-60XibS/linux-4.15.0/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_vblank.c:1073 drm_wait_one_vblank+0x181/0x190 [drm]
[  143.584291] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:41:pipe B] flip_done timed out
[  153.824273] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [PLANE:35:plane B] flip_done timed out
[  164.064256] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_flip_done [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:41:pipe B] flip_done timed out
[  164.168351] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 759 at /build/linux-60XibS/linux-4.15.0/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_vblank.c:1073 drm_wait_one_vblank+0x181/0x190 [drm]
[  174.304262] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:41:pipe B] flip_done timed out
[  184.544253] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [PLANE:35:plane B] flip_done timed out
[  207.072083] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_flip_done [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:41:pipe B] flip_done timed out
[  207.176181] WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 759 at /build/linux-60XibS/linux-4.15.0/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_vblank.c:1073 drm_wait_one_vblank+0x181/0x190 [drm]
[  217.314137] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:41:pipe B] flip_done timed out
[  227.552716] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [PLANE:35:plane B] flip_done timed out
[  238.816239] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_flip_done [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:41:pipe B] flip_done timed out
[  238.920230] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 759 at /build/linux-60XibS/linux-4.15.0/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_vblank.c:1073 drm_wait_one_vblank+0x181/0x190 [drm]
[  249.056228] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:41:pipe B] flip_done timed out
[  254.707726] xdg-desktop-por[1247]: segfault at 8 ip 000055bf587147c8 sp 00007fff77028e00 error 4 in xdg-desktop-portal[55bf58701000+7c000]
[  259.296241] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [PLANE:35:plane B] flip_done timed out

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2018, 02:35:54 am »
System:    Host: martin-Latitude-D630 Kernel: 4.15.0-29-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: portable System: Dell product: Latitude D630 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Dell model: 0KU184 serial: N/A BIOS: Dell v: A17 date: 01/04/2010
Battery    BAT0: charge: 30.6 Wh 86.5% condition: 35.3/57.7 Wh (61%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T7100 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1801 MHz 1: 1131 MHz 2: 1132 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.04hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM version: 2.1 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-29-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCIE
           driver: tg3
           IF: enp9s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
           driver: iwl3945
           IF: wlp12s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (7.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9120411ASG size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 110G used: 8.0G (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 155 Uptime: 11 min Memory: 1037.3/3935.8MB
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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2018, 02:36:58 am »
btw sorry for the slow response I was away yesterday.  back with it today and thanks for your help :-)

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2018, 04:10:06 am »
Interesting.  I've tried (just out of interest) about 5 other distro's booted from USB and have the same slow times and errors booting with all of them.  Except Elementary which showed an error but zoomed past it rather than hanging like all of the others did.  As it happens I don't like to look or feel of Elementary.

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2018, 04:23:12 am »
What kernel is present in the elementary OS live-usb?
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EDIT: Just checked it on distrowatch. Unless you are trying the 5.0-beta release, which runs the 4.15 kernel, it should be the 4.8!
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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2018, 05:52:34 am »
What kernel is present in the elementary OS live-usb?
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EDIT: Just checked it on distrowatch. Unless you are trying the 5.0-beta release, which runs the 4.15 kernel, it should be the 4.8!
Linux elementart 4.13.0-32-generic #35~16.04.1-Ububtu SMP Thu Jan 24 10:13:43 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2018, 06:16:42 am »
Before changing kernels can you try:

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sudo xed /etc/default/grub
Look for the line that contains quiet splash then add the kernel boot parameter: video=SVIDEO-1:d

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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash video=SVIDEO-1:d"
save and exit then

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sudo update-grub

then reboot and see if it boots any quicker.
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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2018, 06:51:20 am »
Hi TonyBronze.
That is amazing.  Not quite as fast as it used to be on my old laptop but from 5 minutes to 1.5 minutes is a huge improvement. Thank you so much.

Martin