View Full Version : What is a fast startup?

25th July 2006, 11:40 PM
95 seconds to see the desktop (KDE)
107 seconds till the fedora sign on the icon disappears on the desktop (KDE)

P4 2.66, 1GB DDR333(?)

Is there a util in Linux like AIDA32 (XP?) to check system info?

Will test XP at some time. My guess is that the time to desktop will be longer and loading of other stuff will go past 107 seconds.

25th July 2006, 11:59 PM
You're starting a lot of services as you boot up. Might think about disabling some of those.

26th July 2006, 12:06 AM
Yeah but you are not answering how quick yours is

26th July 2006, 12:15 AM

26th July 2006, 12:20 AM
A 'normal' boot time from power button to finished login IMHO is about 2 - 3 minutes.

26th July 2006, 12:26 AM
Well then 95 to 107 second can hardly be considered as slow

26th July 2006, 12:29 AM
Ok looking at the boot time thread clearly that depends on what I want to achieve.

Oh and on my last post that is timed from enter on the grub screen screen.

26th July 2006, 03:05 AM
My Linux machine is about 1 minute from Grub to the logon screen. You can see the specs of my box in my sig block.

26th July 2006, 09:54 AM
Roughly 55 seconds from grub to a working Gnome desktop on Fedora. Other distros I use are faster (~40 seconds).

26th July 2006, 01:26 PM
Well then 95 to 107 second can hardly be considered as slow
Well, what do you really need running? You can speed up your boot time by disabling a lot of the default services that come with Fedora because you don't use them - If you would like, I can show you which ones to disable to get better boot times. Just post the output of
chkconfig --list

26th July 2006, 03:15 PM
I had a look see at you decrease boot time thread and removed some. Some I erred on the side of cautin and left them running.

26th July 2006, 09:01 PM
What does jexec do?

26th July 2006, 09:22 PM
Well, looks like Freshmeat has the explanation: http://freshmeat.net/projects/jexec/