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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2016, 12:38:38 pm »
Hi, can you tell me how to use bootchart because in /var/log/bootchart I can't see anything...

The 'systemd-bootchart' version of Bootchart writes the .svg file to the '/run/log' folder.

Weird spot, I know.  It's so weird, I had to bookmark the location in the Nemo file manager, so I could find it ...  ;)





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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2016, 02:29:44 pm »
So I just do a 'sudo apt install bootchart' , reboot and I will find the info there ?

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2016, 04:32:18 pm »
NO, there's no need to install bootchart under systemd .. it  already contains systemd-bootchart

Just open a terminal and run:
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sudo pluma /etc/default/gruband change the line
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"to
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash init=/lib/systemd/systemd-bootchart"SAVE the file and exit pluma.

Back in the terminal run:
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sudo update-grubNow REBOOT

You'll then find the generated bootchart in the:-

/run/log

directory



To remove

open a terminal and run:
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sudo pluma /etc/default/gruband change the line
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash init=/lib/systemd/systemd-bootchart"to
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"SAVE the file and exit pluma.

Back in the terminal run:
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sudo update-grub


HINT

The best method for reading the generated bootchart SVG is to right-click the SVG and select

Open With > Firefox

or any other web browser .. they are MUCH faster than the default image viewer for large SVG's
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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2016, 09:42:03 am »
That is awesome ! I was completly going the wrong way :D

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #49 on: August 01, 2016, 06:52:34 pm »
Heh !  Yeah, it's so simple, it's hard ...   ;D

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2016, 11:34:23 am »
w00t !

Now that I finally have the video drivers sorted , boots are consistently back in the <= 3 seconds range  ;D





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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #51 on: August 05, 2016, 01:29:38 pm »
That's stupid fast .. blink and you're in .. "Intel, faster than children at unwrapping a Peppermint" :)
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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2016, 01:38:26 pm »
The bad part is, I only see the beautiful Plymouth splash screen (and nVidia branded logo) for microseconds.

If you blink, you miss them both ...   ::)

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #53 on: September 09, 2016, 05:56:11 pm »
Tweaked the cache settings in 'chromium-browser' (SSD optimization) ...   ;)

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sudo pluma /etc/chromium-browser/default
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# Default settings for chromium-browser. This file is sourced by /bin/sh from
# /usr/bin/chromium-browser

# Options to pass to chromium-browser
CHROMIUM_FLAGS="--disk-cache-size=1 --media-cache-size=1"

SAVE

URL:  chrome://version/

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Chromium   53.0.2785.89 (Developer Build) Built on Ubuntu , running on Peppermint 7 (64-bit)
Revision   49dccdea6645f6759fc6e779e12e81930ede2d4a
OS   Linux
Blink   537.36 (@49dccdea6645f6759fc6e779e12e81930ede2d4a)
JavaScript   V8 5.3.332.37
Flash   (Disabled)
User Agent   Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/53.0.2785.89 Chrome/53.0.2785.89 Safari/537.36
Command Line   /usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromium-browser --disk-cache-size=1 --media-cache-size=1 --enable-pinch --window-depth=24 --x11-visual-id=33 --wm-user-time-ms=7650928 --flag-switches-begin --disable-smooth-scrolling --flag-switches-end
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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #54 on: September 10, 2016, 02:53:51 am »
Yeah I turn off web caching in Firefox for my SSD .. with fast broadband I'm not convinced of its benefits anyway these days and sometimes it can be a complete PITA displaying web pages incorrectly.
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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #55 on: September 10, 2016, 04:28:01 am »
Yeah I turn off web caching in Firefox for my SSD .. with fast broadband I'm not convinced of its benefits anyway these days and sometimes it can be a complete PITA displaying web pages incorrectly.

Agreed !

With Fx, it's a snap to permanently turn off web caching.  With Chrome/Chromium, not so easy.

Took me a while to remember where to tweak the code, hence the 'note-to-self' (above).    :)

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #56 on: September 10, 2016, 06:02:34 am »
Just one of the many reasons I prefer FF :)
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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #57 on: September 21, 2016, 05:06:13 pm »
Finally ordered another Dell display from Arrow, and a triple monitor stand from Amazon.

Here's a screenie of the displays in Peppermint 7 ( 24" LG on top, 2 x 19" Dells on the bottom) ...





Only problem is, loading 3 monitors adds 2 seconds to my boot time (4.2 sec now) ...





I'll keep playing around with the shell script, and/or find a better way to pin their positions at boot.   :-\


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[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=LXRandR autostart
Comment=Start xrandr with settings done in LXRandR
Exec=sh -c 'xrandr --output HDMI-0 --mode 1366x768 --pos 610x0 --rate 59.79 --output DVI-D-0 --mode 1280x1024 --pos 0x768 --rate 60.02 --output VGA-0 --mode 1280x1024 --pos 1280x768 --rate 60.02'
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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #58 on: September 22, 2016, 04:52:10 am »
I just use Nvidia-Settings to sort my displays out - thankfully
(Finaly got them to fit on the Desk)

Mine is booting within 8 secs from Grub - a few more bits to load I guess - see middle monitor screenhot for bootchart times

Left 1920x1080 - Middle 3440x1440 - Right 1920x1080

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Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Reply #59 on: September 22, 2016, 04:46:44 pm »
Nice !

I tried using nVidia-settings many, many times, over a two-day period, but my particular 'over/under/side-by-side' monitor config wouldn't survive a reboot.  Whenever I restarted, logged-out/in, rebooted, or whatever, nVidia-settings would revert to a horizontal config (like you're running).  Dittos for ARandR ...

LXRandR was initially of no use, but I eventually ran across the 'xrandr' utility, read the man, and made a custom shell script.  Bingo !  Hasn't failed since.

BTW, I did end up using nVidia-settings to ascertain the absolute monitor position coordinates that I needed to make the shell script, so it was helpful.

Heh !  I feel like adding a forth monitor now, but I have a hunch that's going to be problematic on my low-end video card.   ;D
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