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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2018, 11:43:47 am »
I have a Dell D631, very similar but with AMD instead of Intel CPU and the disk access time is about the same.  My thoughts too are that it would be a lot quicker with a SSD but its fast enough for me for what I use it for :)

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2018, 12:20:49 pm »
Okay, now you guys did it.

I yanked my D630 ATG off the back of the bench and I'm going to do an update.

Been awhile. Clock is set for New York time, and I haven't been in that timezone in years - probably a business trip to St. Pete. That's the last time I remember using 'Road Warrior 1".

Better play it safe and do a 'Default' update.  8)
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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2018, 01:12:59 pm »
570+ updates. MegaSync download is holding things up  ::)





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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630.
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2018, 02:20:34 pm »
Guess Fx doesn't get along with Greasemonkey these days - Fx kept welcoming me back, then hardlocking.  ::)

Anyway, apples n' oranges, but here are my D630's stats on P7:

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vindsl@Gatekeeper ~ $ systemd-analyze time
Startup finished in 2.405s (kernel) + 7.166s (userspace) = 9.571s
vindsl@Gatekeeper ~ $ systemd-analyze critical-chain
The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the "@" character.
The time the unit takes to start is printed after the "+" character.

graphical.target @7.143s
└─multi-user.target @7.143s
  └─smbd.service @6.835s +307ms
    └─nmbd.service @5.525s +1.308s
      └─network-online.target @5.506s
        └─network.target @5.496s
          └─networking.service @5.182s +309ms
            └─apparmor.service @1.085s +3.942s
              └─local-fs.target @1.068s
                └─home.mount @1.051s +13ms
                  └─systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-2f5f7683\x2d6dc5\x2d4181\x2d8512\x2de9b9a9eaa338.service @1.000s +30ms
                    └─dev-disk-by\x2duuid-2f5f7683\x2d6dc5\x2d4181\x2d8512\x2de9b9a9eaa338.device @999ms
vindsl@Gatekeeper ~ $

And, this is just a run-of-mill 2.6GHz Core 2 Duo AKA Centrino Duo with a cheap SanDisk SSD.

Peppermint 9 should be just as fast or faster.

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On second thought, anybody can claim they're running anything, so here ya go...  :)

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vindsl@Gatekeeper ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: Gatekeeper Kernel: 4.4.0-131-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Latitude D630
           Mobo: Dell model: 0JY102 Bios: Dell v: A19 date: 06/04/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T7800 (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2601 MHz 1: 2000 MHz 2: 1200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x800@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM GLX 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: k4.4.0-131-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express driver: tg3
           IF: enp9s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 64.0GB (26.8% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDHP0 size: 64.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 9.8G used: 3.9G (42%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 19G used: 8.4G (48%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.30GB used: 0.21GB (5%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 158 Uptime: 37 min Memory: 274.7/3942.0MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
vindsl@Gatekeeper ~ $
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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2018, 03:14:51 pm »
WoW! I have a totally tweaked and customized Peppermint 5 (EOL 2019) install on this thing.

If I dual-booted it with Peppermint 9 (EOL 2023), I wouldn't need to upgrade for another 5 years.

Isn't Peppermint (and Dell) fun?

Okay, back on topic, I promise...  8)
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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2018, 06:53:24 am »
Gosh VinDSL that's quite some set up there!

Overall i am happy with P9 on my D630.  It doesn't seem quite as nippy as my old Pavilion running P8 (now defunct) as the programmes take slightly longer to load and that boot time is still slower than the old beastie but a few seconds in my life here and there I can wait.  The only thing I might do is get a higher capacity battery as the current one only lasts a few hours compared to my Toshiba Portege which gets over 5 hours.  Still for 60 I'm not complaining... at least not now that you've all helped with the boot up time  :P

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2018, 07:34:16 am »
The only thing I might do is get a higher capacity battery as the current one only lasts a few hours compared to my Toshiba Portege which gets over 5 hours.

Oh, hell, yeah! Glad you mentioned that.

I always buy genuine Dell "slice batteries". They have good quality cells inside them - Jap cells are preferable , but Korean are okay too. Stay away from cheap 3rd party batteries with Chinese cells which tend to catch fire and/or explode. I have OEM Dells for my D630 ATG, and E6430.

They aren't cheap, but they're worth their weight in gold!

Without a slice battery, I'm lucky if I get 3-4 hours of battery time, then I'm looking for a 120v electrical outlet. Plus, it means I need to lug a wall charger around all day/night. I prefer to carry an extra (standard) battery with me. It's smaller, and less of a hassle - and leave the damn charger in my hotel room safe.

I can't remember ever running out of battery time with a slice battery. I setup my Dell lappies to "suspend" when I close their lids (no password required to unsuspend). I use my laptops when I need them, then close the lids when I don't. That way, I can go all day/night without recharging them. When I get back to the room, I leave them on the charger overnight - slice batteries take several hours to charge.

Nothing worse than running out of power in an airport concourse - on the plane - at a luncheon - sitting on an airplane or at a convention table. Wall outlets are extremely impractical or impossible to find, in these situations, not to mention embarrassing in certain situations.

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2018, 08:00:27 am »

They aren't cheap, but they're worth their weight in gold!


Just been to Dell website and they'd have to be made of gold for that price  :o.  That's more than I paid for the laptop  :D.  I have used 3rd party before with mixed results so will probably stick with this one until the capacity drops too much.  I tend to use it at lunch time for non-work stuff so in reality only need an hours go-go juice.  I just wanted to be lazy and not have to charge it as often.

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2018, 11:26:37 am »
I buy my Dell batteries on eBay for pennies on the wholesale dollar.


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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2018, 06:48:13 pm »
BTW, I'm actually running dual batteries in my Dell D630 ATG.

I just did a quick search for a Genuine Dell D630 Secondary Battery (Jap cells) on eBay: https://goo.gl/mMZuny

The combination of this 6-cell secondary battery, along with a 9-cell slice battery gives me 15-cells.

That said, it's probably overkill, if you're just using it during your lunch break.  ;D

Notice: This is for the sake of discussion. I'm not trying to sell anybody anything.

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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2018, 08:29:47 am »
So if I said "Hey Mr Dizl, sell me your batteries for $500" you'd now have to say no ? :)
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Re: Very slow boot time for Latitude D630
« Reply #41 on: August 01, 2018, 06:25:20 pm »
LoL!  :D