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Start up toward login screen lasts about 40sec on both(12.10 and 12.04). This is good for me.

But after login, there is quite difference. System will start up in:

  • Ubuntu 12.04: 10-13sec
  • Ubuntu 12.10: at least 30sec

I have chromium in start up applications and this is the only non default app there. I also disabled some unneeded apps such as Bluetooth Manager, ... I also have installed preload.

Is there problem on my side or is the new Ubuntu slower in this way?

My PCs info:
Intel® Pentium(R) CPU G840 @ 2.80GHz × 2
GeForce GTS 450/PCIe/SSE2
Memory 3.9 GiB
Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Radu Rădeanu, Eric Carvalho, Basharat Sialvi, Tom Brossman Jul 4 '13 at 19:05

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You can find some help here: but remember, you are 12.10, so some stuff there should not be done. I recommend the answer by David Andersson about the boot chart. Might help for a diagnostic. – Luis Alvarado Nov 1 '12 at 23:01
I find I have a significantly faster system startup by a fresh install (over upgrading.) – fleamour Feb 21 '13 at 11:41

For me it varies.

On some PCs the time is the same, on others the time for 12.10 is slightly faster. On a few, the time difference is noticeable (Like 10 to 15 seconds faster). This changes if I update the system. After upgrading 12.10, the changes is more noticeable for more PCs as 12.10 somehow speeds up.

What I would recommend would be to remove preload, Chromium and any other non-default changes you made. Then test both. Just a FYI, preload sometimes does not make the boot part faster. This varies on the hardware/software.

For 40 seconds of time, I would also suggest for you to add your hardware specs here. This could lead to better help.

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Thanks for reply, I will try to uninstall preload. Anyway, any other issues how to speed up boot would very be nice. – madox2 Nov 1 '12 at 21:40

Try installing Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit if your processor is 64-bit architecture. Actually I have a Laptop (Asus) with Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit and it runs faster than Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit.

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