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My Ubuntu 11.10 boots very slowly after I do a clean install into my desktop HP Pavilion with the following specs:

  1. Intel Core i5-750
  2. 4GB of RAM
  3. NVIDIA Geforce GF315.

How can I fix this? I compared its speed to Ubuntu 11.04, which I used before. 11.04 boots faster when starting up and shutting down.

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I don't know WHY booting takes longer with 11.10 than with 11.04, but it's very well known that it does. It is not you or your computer; it's the way it is for everyone. I hope that with future fixes - and the next release - they can make it faster again, but for the time being I think you'll just have to live with it. (Unless it's taking several minutes or more; in that case, you do have a problem.)

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Like Kelley stated, Ubuntu 11.10 is slower in boot times for everyone, not just you. ;)

Proved by various Phoronix tests:

I am hoping that Ubuntu's boot speed will become faster in the 12.04 LTS release as bugs are squashed and performance tweaked.

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I was having the same problem while using 12.04. I dont why but I installed kubuntu-desktop and boot time started to be a little bit faster than with Unity. You can try it:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
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