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post #1 of 9
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Every distro already has one of these on their forums, but let's see the bootcharts of Overclock's high-end machines!

Heres how you do it on Ubuntu:

Code:
sudo apt-get install bootchart bootchart-viewer
nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Now go to the line that has /boot/vmlinuz in it, and add to the end of that line:
Code:
init=/sbin/bootchartd
Then after you boot you can do:
Code:
bootchart -f png
and you get a bootchart.png file that you can post here!

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I will have to give it a try I have arch running on a crucial c300.
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Originally Posted by cavallino View Post
I will have to give it a try I have arch running on a crucial c300.
Disable/background (@to disable, ! to bacground) some of the daemons you don't need in /etc/rc.conf so get it a bit faster.
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post #4 of 9
i've been meaning to get that setup and see. later today

I just spent last week ricing my boot time. I do not use xdm/gdm/kdm since I'm mostly the only user of this machine, and my gf does not need an account. I had just been logining to the console and typing startx everytime - AFTER I sit there and wait ~10 seconds for my network to come up and all these background services. This got too annoying since I have been shutting down when i'm not home since I haven't had luck getting hibernate-ram to work with this video card yet (i know it does..)

So, I went ahead and came up with a way to get the xserver started early on, now i get a working desktop much quicker, meanwhile by the time i'm ready to use it, the network is already up, and background services are just about started.

/etc/init.d/xserver :
Code:
#!/sbin/runscript
# Copyright 1999-2011 Gentoo Foundation
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
# $Header: $

depend() {
before net.br0 libvirtd alsasound netmount named mdadm gpm sshd acpid ntp-client local
}

start() {
ebegin "Starting autologin with xserver on tty6"
start-stop-daemon --start --name xserver --make-pidfile --pidfile /var/run/xserver.pid --exec /usr/bin/xserver
eend $? "Failed to start xserver"
}

stop() {
ebegin "Stopping autologin with xserver on tty6"
start-stop-daemon --stop --pidfile /var/run/xserver.pid --name xserver
eend $? "Failed to stop xserver"
}

restart() {
stop
sleep 1
start
}
rc-update add xserver default

/usr/bin/xserver:
Code:
#!/bin/bash

/bin/login -f [your-user-name] tty6 < /dev/tty6 > /dev/tty6 &

change /etc/inittab to not start getty on term 6 (where xserver starts from in above script) and 2 (where xserver runs... i haven't figured this out.. normally it runs on 7, but for some reason this trick makes it come up on 2)

/etc/inittab
Code:
# TERMINALS
c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty1 linux
#c2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty2 linux
c3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty3 linux
c4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty4 linux
c5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty5 linux
#c6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty6 linux
and finally add a snippet to ~/.bash_profile to startx if it's not running and we're on terminal #6

Code:
[[ -f ~/.bashrc ]] && . ~/.bashrc
if [ -z "${DISPLAY}" ] && [ $(tty) == /dev/tty6 ] ; then
        startx &
fi
much more windows like.

If you do use a display manager, you could just set it to start before a lot of other services..
Edited by lloyd mcclendon - 9/29/11 at 5:27pm
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post #5 of 9
installed bootchart and it said this

* For best results:
* Enable BSD process accounting v3 in the kernel
* This will produce more accurate process trees
* Set AUTO_RENDER_FORMAT to svg in /etc/bootchartd.conf
* and view /var/log/bootchart.svgz with batik or
* Adobe SVG viewer. This will give you additional
* information about the processes in tooltips

which i do not have enabled
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you see i have a web browser started after ~12 seconds .. .. the point where fbsetbg kicks in is where it's a useable desktop.. all that other stuff could take an hour and i wouldn't care.
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I got 12 seconds. I am disappoint.



I have not really one anything to improve boot speed other than backgrounding daemons and adding fastboot logo.nologo quiet to the kernel line.

It looks like a lot of it is hardware detection.

Edited by cavallino - 5/21/11 at 3:59pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cavallino View Post
I got 12 seconds. I am disappoint.

I have not really one anything to improve boot speed other than backgrounding daemons and adding fastboot logo.nologo quiet to the kernel line.

It looks like a lot of it is hardware detection.
Well, I see lots of KDE services, mine was just the XFCE version of #! linux.
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post #9 of 9
bootchart is phenomenal!

I was going to post my laptop here, but it looks like I have some problems to fix! good stuff
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