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[Bug 844946] Re: 11.10 boots slower than Windows


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  11.10 boots slower than Windows

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Bug description:
  I have done a keyword search and cannot find that anyone else has mentioned this, so I will be the one who raises this yellow flag, in the spirit of bug report #1:
    One of the advocacy points I use when trying to sell people on using Ubuntu is the boot speed.  I can (could before this week) shut down Ubuntu, rather than "sleep" it like I do Windows, because it boots so fast -- or it used to.
    Since upgrading to 11.10 Beta 1, boot time has become very slow.  My stopwatch says 148.99 seconds to get a login prompt from the grub menu.  This compared to 36.6 seconds for the Windows Vista on the other partition. When I select a previous version of Linux, the boot time is still equally slow, so my original guess that the kernel change made the difference is probably incorrect.  I don't know where the problem is, but something has gone very sour in the boot up process for my favorite O.S.
    Perhaps this will be a goal for next release, but something should be done about it.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
  Package: unity 4.12.0-0ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-10.16-generic 3.0.4
  Uname: Linux 3.0.0-10-generic i686
  Architecture: i386
  CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
  CompositorRunning: compiz
  Date: Thu Sep  8 09:30:39 2011
  DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-09-05 13:32:59.087932
  DistroCodename: oneiric
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
   Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) [8086:2a02] (rev 0c) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:029a]
     Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:029a]
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110426)
  MachineType: Dell Inc. Vostro A860
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-10-generic root=UUID=14434f20-c0da-456d-817c-72986a7d960f ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: unity
  UdevDb: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-06 (2 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 09/18/2008
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: A02
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.chassis.type: 8
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA02:bd09/18/2008:svnDellInc.:pnVostroA860:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: Vostro A860
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
  version.compiz: compiz 1:
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
  version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu6
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.0-1ubuntu13
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1

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